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Global Integrity is Hiring!

Yes, that is not a typo…we’re looking to expand our team by adding a new project manager to our ranks. Think you’ve got what it takes to handle multiple fieldwork projects while simultaneously developing new methodologies and leading outreach events? Then read the full post for more details and how to apply online. Global Integrity…

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New national data: Qatar, Syria, and UAE assessments now available!

After many months of hard work, we’re excited to announce the availability of our first-ever assessments of the existence and effectiveness of national-level anti-corruption mechanisms in Qatar, Syria, and the United Arab Emirates. Global Integrity Report: QatarGlobal Integrity Report: SyriaGlobal Integrity Report: United Arab Emirates See also: UAE Behind the Numbers. The three assessments are…

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Move over Mexico! India Hosts Another Model Right to Information Law

A recent article from the New York Times celebrated the successes of India’s Right to Information Laws that have uplifted impoverished states such as Jharkand from rampant corruption. The article argued that the laws are beginning to uproot the feudalistic nepotism and bureaucratic tradition that had become synonymous with India’s rural landscape. Residents were guaranteed…

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Cash Awards to support African Businesses focused on Social Innovation

Full Disclosure: Both the Legatum Institute and the Omidyar Network are funders of Global Integrity. The opening of the 2010 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship was just announced by the Legatum Institute. This contest, sponsored in conjunction with the Omydiar Network, will provide large cash awards– ranging from US$50,000 to US$100,000– to African businesses that show…

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Can Civil Society be “Made in Rwanda”?

Earlier this month, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) hosted an event to discuss Rwanda’s August presidential elections and the potential implications both nationally and on upcoming elections throughout the Great Lakes Region. Even before the floor was opened to participant questions, it became clear that those closely following Rwanda’s path to democracy are not interested…

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The “Wax and Gold” of Ethiopian Anti-Corruption Efforts

Thanks to Bill Easterly’s AidWatch blog, we just ran across this excellent piece in the New York Review of Books laying bare the challenges of promoting effective development programs (and by extension, governance reforms) in Ethiopia, despite the massive amount of foreign aid that has poured into the country in the past decades. The piece’s…

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