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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Cash Awards to support African Businesses focused on Social Innovation

Full Disclosure: Both the Legatum Institute and the Omidyar Network are funders of Global Integrity. The opening of the 2010 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship was just announced by the Legatum Institute. This contest, sponsored in conjunction with the Omydiar Network, will provide large cash awards– ranging from US$50,000 to US$100,000– to African businesses that show…

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Can Civil Society be “Made in Rwanda”?

Earlier this month, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) hosted an event to discuss Rwanda’s August presidential elections and the potential implications both nationally and on upcoming elections throughout the Great Lakes Region. Even before the floor was opened to participant questions, it became clear that those closely following Rwanda’s path to democracy are not interested…

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Talking Corruption in Rwanda

On May 24 and 25 2010, Global Integrity co-hosted a Dialogue workshop in Kigali, Rwanda in conjunction with the Rwanda Governance Advisory Council (RGAC), a quasi-governmental think tank and research center. This two-day workshop was part of the Global Integrity Dialogues series, in-country events where Global Integrity convenes local stakeholders (including government officials, civil society…

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