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

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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.
  • Organisation

    Global Transparency Initiative (GTI)

    The Global Transparency Initiative (GTI) is a network of civil society organisations promoting openness in the International Financial Institutions (IFIs), such as the World Bank, the IMF, the Europea
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    Transparency at the IMF: a guide for civil society on getting access to information from the IMF

    Global Transparency Initiative, 2007
    This guide outlines how civil society organisations can use the information published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to hold their governments accountable for decisions made on economic policies. These are often constrained by the decisions of the IMF.
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    The enabling environment for social accountability in Mongolia

    World Bank Publications, 2007
    Governmental accountability has become an increasing focus of attention by international donors in their development policies, strategies, and programmes. This study focuses on social accountability in Mongolia and the conditions influencing its success and failure, including legislation, the role of civil society organisations (CSOs) and the media.
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    Money and politics program: guide to applying lessons learned

    International Foundation for Electoral Systems, 2006
    The disclosure of political accounts is a necessary condition for holding political actors accountable and reducing political corruption. This guide operationalises the concept that disclosure effectively promotes accountability within the larger social, political, and historical context of emerging democracies. 
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    The Kenya bribery index 2007

    Transparency International Kenya, 2007
    This report summarises the findings of Transparency International-Kenya’s sixth national bribery survey aimed at informing the fight against corruption. It is focused on experiences relayed by ordinary citizens, particularly where they have encountered corruption.
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    Transparency & silence: a survey of access to information laws and practices in fourteen countries

    Open Society Institute and Soros Foundations Network, 2006
    The ability of citizens to request and receive information on the workings of their government is crucial to ensure transparency and accountability. This report provides a snapshot on the state of access to information in fourteen countries. It provides the results of a study undertaken to discover how government offices and agencies respond to specific requests for information.
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    At the heart of change: the role of communication in sustainable development

    Panos Institute, London, 2007
    We have passed the half-way point of the Millennium Development Goals, yet it is almost certain that many countries will fail to reach them. One of the reasons, the authors argue, is that policymakers are neglecting the central role of information, communication and the media for successful development.