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Victory? Obama Improves US Lobbying Disclosure

A few weeks ago, this blog joined Sunlight Foundation, ProPublica and others in calling for better disclosure around lobbying for US stimulus spending. Our suggestion was to skip the bans on lobbying and instead shine a big, bright spotlight on all correspondence between lawmakers and interested parties. This is pretty much what just happened. I’ll…

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Does Foreign Aid Directly Contribute to Poverty?

In a series of blog posts, this blog has been covering different assessments of the effectiveness and accountability of foreign aid. Where has aid worked? Where has it failed? What role do governance and monitoring platforms play in the success rate of overseas development funding? Debate rages. In the past week, the Daily Telegraph and…

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Yahoo! Recognizes Ethiopian Reporter

Abebe Gellaw, Global Integrity’s reporter for the Global Integrity Report: Ethiopia has been named the 2008-2009 Yahoo! International Journalism Fellow. Congratulations to Abebe from the rest of the Global Integrity team! Yahoo!’s video feature on Adebe is above or here. –Norah Mallaney

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Call for Experts: Last Chance for 2009 Applications

We are currently winding down the application period for our national-level fieldwork to begin this year. If you are interested in working with us on the Global Integrity Report: 2009, please submit your application online by this Friday, May 29th. You can find the application at: /apply Thanks! — Global Integrity Staff

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Tunisia and Fiji: Fresh Global Integrity Data

New data on Tunisia are as bad as you’d expect — maybe worse. And new Fiji data detail the workings of a tough military regime. During the course of preparing and publishing the annual Global Integrity Report, there are always some countries that fall behind in terms of fieldwork, data gathering, and/or journalistic reporting. We’re…

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Zuma Advises Top Official to Keep Gifts

South African President Jacob Zuma continues to appear entirely unconcerned with the potential for conflicts of interest among senior members of his government. Last week, the Commons featured a story on the Mail and Guardian’s probe into the financial holdings and business investments of the new South African executive cabinet. The M & G is…

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