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In Rwanda, Ominous Signs of Authoritarianism

Envoys defecting, opposition pressured, newspapers banned. Meet Africa’s investment darling. Full Disclosure: Global Integrity has signed a MOU with the Rwandan Governance Advisory Council to carry out a Global Integrity Dialogue workshop in Kigali in May 2010. Guest blogger and Global Integrity lead reporter for Rwanda in 2009, Steven Baguma submitted the following piece to…

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Questioning “Participation,” Once More

Photo: Locals develop the answers, but who asked the questions? A Global Integrity Dialogues session in Manila. Recently I sat down to read an incisive article by AnnJanette Rosga and Margaret Satterthwaite critiquing the “turn to indicators” in the human rights field. Working for an organization whose raison d’être is anti-corruption/good governance indicators, I had…

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Thank You to our Mashup Challenge Entries!

We’ve been hyping this Challenge for weeks– a search for original, web-accessible pieces that use Global Integrity data to speak to an issue you care about. We are happy to report that students, journalists and activists from across the globe took us up on the challenge, submitting pieces that provide fresh perspectives on issues of…

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Global Integrity Signs MOU with Rwanda Governance Advisory Council

Global Integrity recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Rwanda Governance Advisory Council (RGAC) to assist with the design and execution of a Global Integrity Dialogue workshop in Kigali in May 2010 and other possible governance reform efforts. Similar to our engagement with the Government of Guatemala on transparency reforms in that country, we’re…

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Questions of Accountability as U.S. Sends Billions to Pakistan

A dispute in Washington over who should control the disbursement of billions of dollars in new foreign aid to Pakistan is bringing government accountability and corruption issues in the country to the forefront of the U.S. foreign aid policy debate. Following Congress’ appropriation of $1.5 billion in the first-round of aid, two sides were formed…

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Mashup Challenge: Where to Start?

What is the issue you care the most about? What is the change you want to make? Global Integrity wants to help. And in the process we’re giving away $1000 to the best examples of how our work can jumpstart yours. From drug trafficking in the Balkans to Google in China, our original local reporting…

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