CTAP Event at Open Gov Week 2022: Health-focused OGP Commitments Matter

Author: Izabela Chmielewska   OVERVIEW During Open Gov Week in May 2022, Global Integrity and our COVID-19 Transparency and Accountability Project (CTAP) partners in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, and Cameroon gathered for a conversation about advancing primary health in Africa through the Open Government Partnership (OGP) and its multi-stakeholder processes.  The event gave firsthand insights from…

Crosspost: How Weak Multilateral Lending Standards Enable and Strengthen Kleptocracy (orig. NED’s Democracy’s Power 3.0 blog)

We don’t usually crosspost but this recent piece by my colleague Elsa Peraldi, published last week on the National Endowment for Democracy’s Power 3.0 blog, warrants an exception: In her post about IMF emergency lending to Equatorial Guinea, Elsa highlights a key tension—a recurring systemic failure—of how our multilateral development system and the financial flows…

Côte d’Ivoire and COVID-19: how a political crisis can jeopardize an effective pandemic response

Unlike its neighbors in West Africa, Cote d’Ivoire was remarkably able to completely stave off the 2014 Ebola pandemic through a strong response rooted in factual scientific information and a strong health care system/campaigns/networks. So far, it has done the same to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, but now an unraveling political crisis threatens to completely…