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‘Usain Bolt’ meters: Reform successes in the electricity sector can be quick, but only the failures get reported

by Mark Pyman & Festus Boamah A new analysis of corruption and corruption reform in the electricity sectors of Ghana and Kenya suggests a new interpretation of how and why successes against corruption seem so elusive. This analysis makes sense of the apparent paradox that development projects can have positive outcomes whilst being beset with…

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Does transparency bring cleanliness? Offshore financial secrecy reform and corruption control

This is one in a series of blogs authored by researchers supported by the Global Integrity Anti-Corruption Evidence (GI-ACE) programme. The overarching objective of the GI-ACE programme is to support world-class multidisciplinary research to inform the development of more effective policies and interventions that will help reduce corruption in developing countries and address its negative…

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Defending Democracy Dialogue Recap: Tactics to Protect Civic Space

  originally published on Open Gov Hub  On July 22, we hosted a dialogue on Tactics to Protect Civic Space in Russia, India, the U.S., and Beyond as a part of Open Gov Hub’s Defending Democracy series. Six speakers highlighted different aspects of the rising accost on democratic freedoms and institutions, and explored ways to…

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Strengthening integrity within the urban planning profession to combat corruption in urban development

This is one in a series of blogs authored by researchers supported by the Global Integrity Anti-Corruption Evidence (GI-ACE) programme. The overarching objective of the GI-ACE programme is to support world-class multidisciplinary research to inform the development of more effective policies and interventions that will help reduce corruption in developing countries and address its negative…

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Toward a more professional and ethical civil service in Nepal

This is one in a series of blogs authored by researchers supported by the Global Integrity Anti-Corruption Evidence (GI-ACE) programme. The overarching objective of the GI-ACE programme is to support world-class multidisciplinary research to inform the development of more effective policies and interventions that will help reduce corruption in developing countries and address its negative…

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Latin America’s anti-corruption woes reveal need for structural reform

Latin America’s corruption busters are struggling—at least, that’s the thesis of the latest edition of Americas Quarterly. In an issue headlined “Falling Apart?” the magazine reflects on the past five years of scandal, prosecution, and attempts at reform in Latin America. Across more than 20 countries, over a dozen presidents have been indicted or convicted…

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