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Empowering women against corruption In the lead-up to meetings at the end of June on a UN convention to eliminate discrimination against women, it is time we recognise why and how corruption discriminates against women and girls differently than it does men. Read More...
Posted at Jun 17, 2014 10:55 AM
The Role of Social Accountability in Poverty Alleviation Programs in Developing Countries: An Analysis with Reference to Bangladesh Abstract: In spite of different approaches being experimented over the past six decades, poverty alleviation programs in the developing world have largely failed to improve poverty situation. Of all the factors responsible for the growing trend of poverty, the accountability of public officials remains an intriguing one. Read More...
Posted at Apr 17, 2014 04:07 PM
Social Network Analysis in anti-corruption research: Developments, Challenges, Opportunities The following article is an overview of three interesting areas in which Social Network Analysis methodology is helping to disentangle corruption networks and investigate accountability systems. It concludes with an analysis of some of the challenges and opportunities of applying SNA techniques to anti-corruption research. Read More...
Posted at Apr 09, 2014 04:09 PM
MOTIVATING BUSINESS TO COUNTER CORRUPTION: A PRACTITIONER HANDBOOK After almost 3 years of research, interviews and practical testing with partner organizations Egypt and Nigeria, this Practitioner Handbook consolidates the main findings of the Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance initiative on anti-corruption sanctions and incentives for business Read More...
Posted at Apr 07, 2014 07:25 PM
Subsidiarity in Global Health Governance: 'Two Publics' and Defiance in the Global Fund's Operations in Uganda Public-private institutions such as the Global Fund to fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) are relatively new on the development scene. The GFATM in particular has sought to institutionalize accountability, transparency and open dialogue since it was founded in 2003. In this way, and by involving recipient countries in top-level decision making, it has attempted to tackle specific health issues. While the GFATM has largely succeeding in securing provision of medicines to developing countries, it too has witnessed some major corruption scandals, notably in Uganda. This new paper by Sharifah Sekalala and Monica Kirya seeks to establish why, despite these safeguards, corruption is occurring. Read More...
Posted at Feb 05, 2014 03:46 PM
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Anti-Corruption Datasets (7)
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
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...
Posted at Nov 08, 2011 03:26 PM
Doing Business 2012: Doing Business in a More Transparent World This year's ranking and report assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 183 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders. The report rankings on ease of doing business have expanded to include indicators on getting electricity. In this year's rankings Singapore leads on the overall ease of doing business, followed by Hong Kong SAR, China; New Zealand; the United States; and Denmark. Read More...
Posted at Oct 20, 2011 11:43 AM
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...
Posted at Sep 23, 2011 01:03 PM
Corruption in Afghanistan: Bribery as reported by the victims This report is based on results from a sample survey conducted in rural and urban areas of Afghanistan. The survey covered 12 provincial capitals and more than 1,600 villages across the country: overall more than 7,600 people were randomly selected and interviewed. The survey was conducted between August and October 2009 and it recorded the real experiences, as reported by respondents, in terms of bribes paid and contacts with public officials in the 12 months before the survey. Read More...
Posted at May 03, 2011 04:14 PM
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Anti-Corruption Courses and Trainings (2)
 
 

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