Unlocking corruption: Frontline perspectives on locally-led solutions

9.30-11.00 AM Eastern Standard Time, Wednesday 8th December Registration page Organized by Global Integrity and the Open Government Partnership Twenty-five years ago, Jim Wolfensohn, the President of the World Bank, spoke about the cancer of corruption. This helped to open up a wider conversation about the damage caused by corruption and the importance of taking…

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Alan’s explorations: An evolving map of inspiring connections

October was a month full of three things. First, a series of fascinating conversations and interesting explorations, all around the terrain of richer, more innovative and more locally-led approaches to addressing complex challenges and nurturing effective systems. Second, engaging around the US-led Summit for Democracy and USAID’s new Anti-Corruption Task Force. And third, trying to…

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Crosspost: How Weak Multilateral Lending Standards Enable and Strengthen Kleptocracy (orig. NED’s Democracy’s Power 3.0 blog)

We don’t usually crosspost but this recent piece by my colleague Elsa Peraldi, published last week on the National Endowment for Democracy’s Power 3.0 blog, warrants an exception: In her post about IMF emergency lending to Equatorial Guinea, Elsa highlights a key tension—a recurring systemic failure—of how our multilateral development system and the financial flows…

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Insights from CSO Leaders on Hewlett’s new TPA Strategy: A Global Conversation

Earlier this week, we had a conversation with a range of CSO leaders from the “Global South” to hear feedback on Hewlett’s new TPA Strategy. They included Anca Matioc, Founder and Executive Director of La Sobremesa, Oluseun Onigbinde, Director and Co-Founder of BudgIT, Alfredo Elizondo, Executive Director of GESOC A.C , Fabrizio Scrollini, Executive director…

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How are civil society organizations in Africa tracking service delivery?

The disparity of the government response to COVID-19 and the lack of disaggregated data on expenditures directed towards recovery has made it hard to track the effectiveness of service delivery.  To close this gap, the CTAP project looks at the allocation of emergency resources by seven African governments (Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Liberia, Nigeria, and…

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