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- DocumentSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2017Ethiopia is confronted by the challenges of a growing population and a diminishing natural resources base. The country’s economic growth has relied heavily on agriculture, but progress in this sector has been hampered by the lack of access to agricultural inputs like fertiliser.DocumentSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2017Zimbabwe confirmed that alluvial diamonds had been discovered in the Marange area in Mutare District in 2006. However, as in many otherAfrican countries, the promise diamond mining holds for economic growth has been eroded by a lack of transparency and accountability.DocumentTransparify, 2016Through 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.DocumentTransparify, 2017Ratings 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.Document
The impact of institutional blockholders on voluntary disclosure and transparency: the case of EgyptEconomic Research Forum, Egypt, 2016Disclosure 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.Document
Mediating voices and communicating realities: Using information crowdsourcing tools, open data initiatives and digital media to support and protect the vulnerable and marginalisedInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2012To 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).DocumentPublish What You Fund, 2012International 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.DocumentInstitute of Informatics and Development, 2012The Right to Information (RTI) Act in South Asia has seen mixed results.Document
Improving transparency and accountability in the budget process: An assessment of recent initiativesDepartment for International Development, UK, 2012Transparency 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.DocumentChr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2010This 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.