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Posted at May 12, 2013 02:29 PM
Quality of Government and Access to Safe Water In this paper the authors look at the empirical relationship between ’quality of government’ (QoG) and the level of access to safe drinking water. Quality of government is measured by the level of corruption and public sector bureaucratic effectiveness. Using a cross-sectional design with roughly 190 countries, they find strong empirical support for the hypothesis that QoG is positively related with safe drinking water, even when accounting for the strength of democratic institutions. Furthermore, they find interaction effects – the strength of the relationship between QoG and access to drinking water is strongest at lower levels of economic development. Read More...
Posted at Sep 21, 2011 02:09 PM
Corruption and Climate Governance This Featured Research article takes an in-depth look at interesting avenues of research in the emerging area of corruption and climate governance. Read More...
Posted at Sep 07, 2011 02:43 PM
ACRN Blog: A View from Canada This blog post deals with corruption in Canada, a country that is commonly viewed as being relatively free from corruption. It suggests that when it comes to private sector corruption, particularly in the case of foreign bribery, Canada still has a long way to go. Read More...
Posted at Aug 22, 2011 11:26 AM
Global Corruption Report 2008: Water More than 1 billion people live with inadequate access to safe drinking water, with dramatic consequences for lives, livelihoods and development. Transparency International’s Global Corruption Report 2008 demonstrates in its thematic section that corruption is a cause and catalyst for this water crisis, which is likely to be further exacerbated by climate change. Corruption affects all aspects of the water sector, from water resources management to drinking water services, irrigation and hydropower. In this report, scholars and professionals document the impact of corruption in the sector, with case studies from all around the world offering practical suggestions for reform. Read More...
Posted at Oct 18, 2010 12:07 AM
 
Anti-Corruption Datasets (3)
2011 Ibrahim Index of African Governance the Ibrahim Index is the most comprehensive collection of quantitative data that provides an annual assessment of governance performance in every African country. It compiles 86 indicators grouped into 14 sub-categories and four overarching categories to measure the effective delivery of public goods and services to African citizens. Topics covered by the index include: Rule of law, accountability, personal safety, participation, gender, human rights, public management, infrastructure, education and health. Read More...
Posted at Nov 08, 2011 03:41 PM
World Development Indicators 2011 The primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources, the World Development Indicators (WDI) is the World Bank's flagship statistical publication and establishes the benchmark against which development progress is measured. This 15th edition of WDI in its current format, aims to provide relevant, high-quality, internationally comparable statistics about development and the quality of people’s lives around the globe. It focuses on the impact of the decision to make data freely available under an open license and with better online tools. The section introductions discuss key issues in measuring the economic and social phenomena described in the tables and charts and introduce new sources of data. It includes more than 900 indicators in more than 90 tables organized in 6 sections: World View, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links. The data includes national, regional and global estimates. Read More...
Posted at Jul 12, 2011 02:16 PM
Failed and Fragile States Project The Failed and Fragile States Project aims to document country fragility through a comprehensive analysis of the multi-faceted processes of fragility. To do this the project uses extensive structural data and dynamic events analysis in combination to assess country fragility. Indicators used are clustered under six areas; governance, economics, security and crime, human development, demography, and environment. Events monitoring uses a number of international and domestic sources which are then coded using their bespoke database. Scenarios are then generated from the database to produce trend line analysis. Read More...
Posted at Apr 28, 2010 01:10 PM
 
 

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