Déo Namujimbo, Global Integrity’s reporter in the Democratic Republic of Congo, recently received top prize in the French Plume d’Or awards. This competition recognizes the work of Francophone journalists around the world, especially honoring those who work in extreme and dangerous situations. Congratulations to Déo, his six fellow Congolese recipients and the rest of the…Details
The Latin American countries included in the Global Integrity Report: 2008 all have an ombudsmen’s office or equivalent institution intended to resolve complaints from citizens. But Global Integrity’s local researcher teams report that these seats could be empty and it wouldn’t make much difference. Time and again, this crucial accountability institution is staffed by government…Details
In the Global Integrity Report: 2008, our team “followed the money” to create our first ever Grand Corruption Watch List. This list identifies 13 countries with the lowest scores for regulating the flow of money through government. As national bailout programs are developing world-wide, these are the countries to keep a close eye on for…Details
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Simon Bolívar, Venezuela’s founding father after whom Hugo Chaves named his “revolution” and renamed the country, said in 1819: “Nothing is as dangerous as allowing the same citizen to remain in power for a long time… That’s the origin of usurpation and tyranny”. Chaves’ take on that? He’s getting presidential term limits abolished. In an election…Details
The Global Integrity Report: 2008 covered more countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) than ever before; among the Report’s key findings is that the most significant anti-corruption performance lag in much of MENA is not elections, but poor access to government information. While there are a small number of success stories in…Details