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

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    Mapping of integrity and accountability in water activities and relevant capacities in the SADC region

    Stockholm International Water Institute, 2008
    Enhancing governance in the water sector through improved integrity, accountability, and the application of anti-corruption measures constitute important tools for achieving poverty reduction and improving sustainable management of water resources. These form fundamental elements of the principles of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM).
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    Tackling corruption in oil rich countries: the role of transparency

    U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, 2008
    Many oil or resource-rich developing countries are prone to corruption, which hinders socio-economic development. These countries tend to grow slower than countries lacking in natural resources, a phenomenon commonly referred to as the ‘resource curse’ - a complex set of political, economic and social factors found in many resource rich countries.
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    Malawi media sustainability index 2006-2007

    International Research and Exchanges Board, 2008
    Forming part of a larger document looking at the development of sustainable media in Africa, this chapter focuses on progress in Malawi. Quantitative baseline scores were obtained and in-depth qualitative studies from a local perspective prepared to explain the numbers.
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    Toolkit to promote transparency in local governance

    United Nations Human Settlements Programme, 2004
    Inadequate governance at the local level affects the poor in many ways, often enhancing exclusion. Lack of participation means that the poor often do not have a choice in determining their own development needs and priorities.
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    World bank: climate profiteer

    The Sustainable Energy and Economy Network, 2008
    This report looks at the World Bank from a critical point of view and aims to expose the organisation as a “climate change profiteer.” Key findings include:
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    The government budget: a critical appraisal with reference to transparency and accountability

    Pathfinder Foundation, 2007
    This briefing paper, prepared for the purpose of educating legislators in Sri Lanka on issues relating to their government budget, addresses the following questions:
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    Putting the power of transparency in context: information's role in reducing corruption in Uganda's education sector

    Center for Global Development, USA, 2007
    This working paper examines the evidence behind the story that corruption in Uganda was terminated simply by publishing the amount of monthly grants to schools. It finds that while information did indeed play a critical role, it was no panacea for corruption.
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    The political economy of reform in Egypt: understanding the role of institutions

    Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2007
    Recent economic growth and stabilisation in Egypt has been largely fuelled by external factors which may not be sustainable argues this paper from the Carnegie Endowment. During the same period, Egypt has failed to address pressing social and economic challenges.
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    Uncritical citizenship in a low information society: Mozambicans in comparative perspective

    Afrobarometer, 2007
    This paper demonstrates that Mozambique has a distinctive profile of uncritical citizenship in which most Mozambicans do not express any opinion on their government and those who do overrate its performance. It also explores the extent to which this uncritical citizenship is a function of Mozambique’s ‘low information society’ characterised by:
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    Everyone’s guide to bypassing censorship for citizens worldwide

    The Citizen Lab, 2007
    More than 25 countries currently engage in internet censorship practices such as blocking access to human rights organisations, news, blogs and web services that are seen to challenge the status quo or are deemed to be threatening or undesirable.