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State Integrity Investigation shortlisted for prestigious journalism award

The State Integrity Investigation (SII), a collaboration between Global Integrity, the Center for Public Integrity and Public Radio International, has been nominated for the prestigious 2013 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, awarded by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. SII is an unprecedented, data-driven…

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Thoughts on “Rebooting Investigative Journalism.”

In Rebooting Investigative Journalism, the always-thoughtful David Sasaki dives deeply into the challenge of how best to reinvigorate and support investigative journalism efforts around the world. Although David caveats the post by saying the Omidyar Network (where he works) has no firm plans to dive into the space as a donor, it's hard not to…

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How the G-20 Can Help the Open Government Partnership

As many colleagues and friends know, I'm not a huge fan of traditional multilateral organizations given their historic high-effort, low-return ratio. Having worked in and around some for a number of years, I grew weary of the rhetoric not always (or ever?) matching the reality of their impact. But I'm setting my cynical self aside…

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How do you say bribe?

All I wanted was some simple answers.   I was not asking for a scoop, or sensitive information. All I needed was some insights in the use of pipelines for a project – Thus I asked a pipeline analyst at a global company. “Well, I can give you some answers if you give me something…

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We’re Hiring: Project Manager in Cape Town

Global Integrity is in the midst of a five-year collaboration with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation to generate original data on a range of governance issues across all 54 African countries; that data feeds into future iterations of the Ibrahim Index of African Governance, which helps to shape the debate on the continent around governance reform…

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South Carolina: A bold move for transparency

The State Integrity Investigation (SII) caused South Carolina, one of the poorest scoring states in this US-wide assessment of the quality of transparency and accountability mechanisms at the state level, to act. South Carolina placed sixth-to-last, behind Georgia, South Dakota, Wyoming, Virginia and Maine in the SII assessment. At her State of the State address…

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