Move over India? Information Requests Highlight the Lavish Lifestyle of South African Officials

This post continues the Commons’ recent focus on Access to Information regimes from around the world. Today, the spotlight is on South Africa. Headlines in Johannesburg this morning read: Over R1.5 Billion was wasted by Your Government this Year! That’s quite a claim and it’s coming from the leading opposition party coalition, the Democratic Alliance…

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UAE: Behind the Numbers

Our recently published Global Integrity Report: United Arab Emirates revealed things good, bad, and a little weird in the Gulf state. Here’s what we learned. For the second time in the history of the Global Integrity Report, a country scorecard has returned a negative implementation gap. This is a measure of the gap between the…

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Global Integrity is Hiring!

Yes, that is not a typo…we’re looking to expand our team by adding a new project manager to our ranks. Think you’ve got what it takes to handle multiple fieldwork projects while simultaneously developing new methodologies and leading outreach events? Then read the full post for more details and how to apply online. Global Integrity…

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New national data: Qatar, Syria, and UAE assessments now available!

After many months of hard work, we’re excited to announce the availability of our first-ever assessments of the existence and effectiveness of national-level anti-corruption mechanisms in Qatar, Syria, and the United Arab Emirates. Global Integrity Report: QatarGlobal Integrity Report: SyriaGlobal Integrity Report: United Arab Emirates See also: UAE Behind the Numbers. The three assessments are…

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Move over Mexico! India Hosts Another Model Right to Information Law

A recent article from the New York Times celebrated the successes of India’s Right to Information Laws that have uplifted impoverished states such as Jharkand from rampant corruption. The article argued that the laws are beginning to uproot the feudalistic nepotism and bureaucratic tradition that had become synonymous with India’s rural landscape. Residents were guaranteed…

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