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Who Answers to Women? Gender and Accountability Released by UNIFEM, this report reveals that much stronger accountability mechanisms for tracking progress on gender equality are needed in order to meet national and international commitments to women’s rights. Accountability to women begins with increasing the number of women in decision-making positions, but it cannot stop there, it stresses. The report focuses on five key areas where the need to strengthen accountability to women is urgent: politics and governance, access to public services, economic opportunities, justice, and finally the distribution of international assistance for development and security. In each of these areas the report details means of building state capacity - or good governance - from a women’s rights perspective. Read More...
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Integrating Human Rights in the Anti-Corruption Agenda: Challenges, Possibilities and Opportunities This report examines how the use of a human rights framework can strengthen and enhance anti-corruption strategies. It argues that both discourses are principally concerned with the abuse of power and the human rights norms and principles can enrich anti-corruption policy-making by illuminating how power is socially organised. Read More...
Curbing Corruption through Social Welfare Program? The Effects of Mexico's Conditional Cash Transfer Program on Good Government This study looks for the first time at the overall effect of conditional cash transfer (CCT) programmes on corruption and the quality of governance. Striking evidence from Mexico suggests that CCT programs reduce opportunities for corruption in social welfare in the short run. Read More...
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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...
2011 East Africa Bribery Index The index aims at measuring bribery levels in both the public and private sectors in the five countries in the region - Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania. In the 2011 edition, a survey was conducted with almost 13,000 randomly selected respondents in all countries between February and May 2011. The results showed that Burundi continues to be the country with the highest level of bribery (37.9%) in the region, followed by Uganda (33%) and Tanzania (31.6%). Rwanda is the least bribery prone country, with a bribery prevalence of 5.1%. Read More...
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...
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