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Corruption Perception: Experts vs. The Wisdom of the Crowd

Transparency International famously publishes a Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) every year, which ranks countries by perceived corruption levels, gleaned from an amalgamation of ‘expert’ surveys and country assessments produced by around a dozen institutions (e.g., the Bertelsmann Foundation; the Economist Intelligence Unit; Freedom House; Political Risk Services International; the World Economic Forum’s “Executive Opinion Surveys”).…

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Closing the Implementation Gap

In every country, sound laws are a key foundation of democratic governance and economic development. Crafting such laws, however, is only part of the path to success. The other half is making sure that the laws are properly implemented – which is often more challenging. When laws and regulations are not properly adopted, such discrepancy…

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Come to our Ideathon!

What are you doing the day after Halloween? We are hosting an Ideathon in our new OpenGov Hub from 6:30 to 8:30pm and you should join us. We understand that many of you have half-baked ideas that you want to present to others for feedback, meld with others’ ideas to make them whole, or just…

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Africa Rising: the Highway Africa Conference 2012

“Africa Rising” was the theme of the 2012 Highway Africa Conference, held in Grahamstown, South Africa in September 2012. The Highway Africa Conference has been held for the past 16 years as a way to bring journalists together from across the globe to share new ideas and to reflect critically on journalism, media, technology and…

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