Searching with a thematic focus on Transparency access to information, Governance

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    How transparent are think tanks about who funds them 2016?

    Transparify, 2016
    Through a survey of 200 think tanks in 47 countries worldwide, Transparify rates the extent to which think tanks publicly disclose through their websites where their funding comes from. The authors visited think tanks’ websites and looked at the funding and donor information disclosed online, including in online annual reports.
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    Rating and ranking institutions: a ten-step guide for think tanks and advocacy groups

    Transparify, 2017
    Ratings and rankings have become a staple output of advocacy groups and think tanks worldwide. This document offers a quick ten-step guide on how to write and achieve maximum impact with ranking reports.
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    The impact of institutional blockholders on voluntary disclosure and transparency: the case of Egypt

    Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2016
    Disclosure and transparency are crucial elements in the improve ment of overall corporate governance. Disclosure is a very important mean of communicati on between management and outside investors. This study investigates how institutional blockholders impact levels of voluntary disclosure released in annual reports of some of the most active companies in the Egyptian Stock Exchange.
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    Mediating voices and communicating realities: Using information crowdsourcing tools, open data initiatives and digital media to support and protect the vulnerable and marginalised

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2012
    To what extent can innovative technologies for advocacy and collective action, such as Ushahidi and OpenStreetMap, support poor and marginalised communities to improve their lives and livelihoods? This report examines initiatives which use tools such as open source mapping to create new collectively generated and shared information resources (information commons).
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    Towards climate finance transparency

    Publish What You Fund, 2012
    International funding and technology transfer are crucial for creating climate change mitigation and adaption opportunities. This paper, jointly published by aidinfo and Publish What You Fund, calls for transparency in climate finance flows, harmonisation between climate change and aid transparency practices, and learning and collaboration between different stakeholders.
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    Challenges of Right to Information in South Asia

    Institute of Informatics and Development, 2012
    The Right to Information (RTI) Act in South Asia has seen mixed results.
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    Improving transparency and accountability in the budget process: An assessment of recent initiatives

    Department for International Development, UK, 2012
    Transparency of budget process has, in the last two decades, become one of the pillars of good governance. However, have budget-related transparency and accountability initiatives (TAIs) been effective? This paper analyses the impact of these initiatives through a synthesis of existing assessments conducted by academics, NGOs and donors.
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    Elections and media constraints in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2010
    This brief examines the role played by the media during elections in Sub-Saharan Africa. The paper states that for elections to be free, citizens must have access to sufficient information about the candidates and voting procedures to ensure the making of valid choices in the voting process.
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    Engaging with Parliaments: advice to civil society

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2008
    This paper provides concrete suggestions that will assist well-informed civil society leaders who wish to influence their own parliaments to achieve legislative and social change.
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    Eleventh Futures Forum on the ethical governance of pandemic influenza preparedness

    World Health Organization, 2008
    The 2007 Ethical Futures Forum was convened in order to promote a greater understanding of health policy development. The case of pandemic influenza is used to illustrate the application of the ethical governance approach. The authors note however, that the findings can be applied in relation to any public health issue.