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In focus: Open data, politics, and results

“To what extent and for what reasons is the use of open government data associated with higher levels of accountability and improved service delivery in developing countries?” —Michael Jelenic, 2019, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper While open data is an important element of our work at Global Integrity, we do not consider ourselves “open…

How Science Fiction is Putting the Issues of Transparency and Corruption in the Public Eye (I)

Once considered the realm of the nerdy and anti-social and rarely taken seriously, Sci-Fi is slowly but surely coming into the mainstream. Shows like Game of Thrones, Battlestar Galactica, the Stargate franchise, and Doctor Who have not only captured the imaginations of a niche market but have found appeal among wider audiences by not being afraid to ask the important questions and…

How Cheetahs are Bringing More Transparency to Africa

The current rise of a technologically savvy, socially conscious generation across Africa is forcing local governments and institutions to become more transparent and less corrupt, according Jon Gosier, director of “The Cheetah Code,” a documentary about technological entrepreneurs in the continent. The film chronicles Africa’s young entrepreneurs, creative class, and emerging technology sector.  The name…