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Hub Up and Away!

In September 2011, we sent a letter around to our friends working in the transparency and accountability space in Washington, DC asking them what they thought about the idea of moving in together. It only made sense: we were all in DC, we got along well, but we only saw each other from time to…

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We’re Hiring: Editorial Director

JOB DESCRIPTION: EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Organizational Description Global Integrity ( is an innovation lab that produces high-quality research and creates cutting-edge technology to advance the work of a global network of civic, public, and private reformers pursuing increased transparency and accountability in governments. In addition to our core team, we collaborate with a global network of…

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Meet Tom Hannan

We warmly welcome a new intern here at the DC office. Thomas Hannan joins us for the fall from sunny California, where he is pursuing a PhD in Sociology at UCLA. Carrie Golden (CG): What made you interested in Global Integrity? Tom Hannan (TH): I study governmental and political corruption, so I was extremely interested…

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TESTING 123: The Global Integrity Innovation Fund starts TODAY!

Today we’re launching TESTING 123: The Global Integrity Innovation Fund, a call for brand-new, half-crazy, never tried before ways of addressing the challenges of transparency and accountability.  We’ll invest in 10 to 15 innovative ideas with up to $10,000 each, giving innovators from any country around the world the opportunity to test their ideas. The…

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Our Support for OGP

My post last week raised concerns over the staffing and workload challenges facing the Open Government Partnership Steering Committee, Support Unit, and Independent Reporting Mechanism in the coming months. I suspect many agree with those concerns, but I appreciate why they may have rubbed some the wrong way having aired them publicly. My intent in…

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Why Open Data for Development is Hard

The always thoughtful Al Kags posted a wonderful summary of a presentation he recently made exploring the potential and pitfalls of leveraging open data towards transparent and efficient elections. You should read the full post here, but the thrust of Al’s argument – which goes well beyond elections per se – is as follows: When…

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