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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…

Gathering water in India where road has not been completed

Are top-down audits complements or substitutes to social audits?

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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Using ‘red flag’ indicators to identify corruption and analyse reform efforts in the procurement process

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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In focus: Open data, politics, and results

“To what extent and for what reasons is the use of open government data associated with higher levels of accountability and improved service delivery in developing countries?” —Michael Jelenic, 2019, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper While open data is an important element of our work at Global Integrity, we do not consider ourselves “open…

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Advancing open fiscal governance at the local level

Open government champions in Mexico face significant challenges at the federal and state levels. The federal open government partnership process stalled after the espionage carried out by the previous administration and only recently got back on track. At the same time, open government processes in many states have stalled (see short summary of recent subnational…

Information, accountability & impact: Luminate’s new Financial Transparency strategy

It’s been great to see a number of the members of the Transparency and Accountability Initiative publish updated strategies over the last couple of years, with these strategies helping to shape the evolution of the transparency and accountability agenda. We’ve been happy to provide feedback on DFID’s “Open Aid, Open Societies” strategy (here), on the…