What Would Human-Centric Design for Knowledge Sharing Between Governments Look Like?

By Nathaniel Heller — February 11, 2014.  In the open government and transparency space, there’s a never-ending thirst for “knowledge sharing” – particularly between governments. If only smart government reformers in County X knew what great stuff their counterparts in Country Y had come up with, goes the theory, we could quickly scale up successful…

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Throwing the transparency baby out with the development bathwater

By Nathaniel Heller — February 7, 2014.  In recent weeks, a number of leading voices within the international development movement – including the billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates as well as development economist Chris Blattman and tech-for-development expert Charles Kenny – have come out arguing that corruption and governance efforts in developing countries should be de-prioritized relative to other…

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Transparency International Defense and Security Programme Seeks Country Assessors and Peer Reviewers

By Christina Crawley — February 3, 2014.  The Transparency International Defense and Security Programme is seeking researchers to undertake 6 to 8 days’ work into the corruption risk in national defense and security establishments worldwide. They are looking for suitably qualified and motivated experts to work with us as Country Assessors and Peer Reviewers. [FYI: the Transparency International Defence and…

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Governance and the Post-2015 development framework: a civil society proposal

By Global Integrity — January 22, 2014.  The following is a proposal from 50 civil society organizations, including Global Integrity, that was coordinated by the Transparency and Accountability Initiative. We have posted the original document here for convenience. Open, inclusive, accountable and effective governance needs to be at the heart of the United Nations’ Post-2015 framework,…

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Indaba is hiring!

As we recently mentioned in our 2014 Winter Newsletter, our Indaba team is set to grow, and we still have 1 new position we are looking to fill. User Experience/Interface Designer  We’re looking for an ambitious, creative designer to help shape the future of our web-based SaaS research and fieldwork manager product. If you are…

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