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The State of Governance in Bangladesh in 2009: Entitlement, Responsiveness, Sustainability The Institute of Governance Studies at BRAC University has recently published four summary reports from its annual publication, the State of Governance in Bangladesh. The State of Governance is the only governance report published on Bangladesh from Bangladesh. The summary reports deal with: the use of information technology to improve public service delivery to the poor, the energy sector, food security and labour migration. These reports offer excellent illustrations of the challenges of implementing good governance measures in a developing country with very limited capacity and resources. Read More...
2010 Revenue Watch Index This report is a unique attempt to measure and compare the information governments disclose about the oil, gas and mining industries, including payments to those governments, contracts, regulations and related data. Political economists have noted that states that rely on oil, gas and mineral revenues may be particularly prone to mismanagement, high-level corruption, authoritarianism and entrenched conflict. This index assesses 41 resource-rich countries that are among the top producers of petroleum, gold, copper and diamonds. These include advanced industrial countries such as Norway and the United States as well as countries that rank among the world’s poorest despite being endowed with vast natural resources. Read More...
Open Budget Survey Report 2010 The only independent and comparative measure of its kind, the Open Budget Survey assesses whether governments meet basic standards of transparency and accountability with national budgets. This report on the survey findings reveals that 74 of the 94 countries assessed fail to meet basic standards, which opens the door to abuse and inappropriate and inefficient use of public money. Read More...
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Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance The Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance uses 84 criteria across four main pillars of safety and rule of law, participation and human rights, sustainable economic opportunity, and human development to assess the quality of governance in Africa. Read More...
World Bank Freedom of Information Laws Database The World Bank has recently posted a detailed database on freedom of information laws in 88 countries. This is not a rating or ranking of the countries, but the database is expected to provide valuable information for comparative research. The database collects information about FOI laws in seven broad categories with 30 subcategories. The broad categories are: legal framework, coverage of information, procedures for accessing information, exemptions to disclosure requirements, enforcement mechanism, deadlines for release of information and sanctions for non-compliance. Read More...
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The Rule of Law Index, 2011 The Rule of Law Index is a quantitative assessment tool designed to offer a comprehensive picture of the extent to which countries adhere to the rule of law. The Index presents a comprehensive set of indicators on the rule of law from the perspective of the ordinary person. It examines practical situations in which a rule of law deficit may affect the daily lives of ordinary people. For example, it evaluates whether citizens can access public services without the need to bribe a government officer. The Index provides new data on the following nine dimensions of the rule of law: limited government powers, absence of corruption, order and security, fundamental rights, open government, effective regulatory enforcement, access to civil justice, effective criminal justice, informal justice. Read More...
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