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

Showing 51-60 of 105 results


  • Document

    Access to Information: an instrumental right for empowerment

    Article 19, 2007
    The right to access information held by the State is regulated in several International Human Rights Treaties establishing the right of every person to freedom of opinion and expression, including the right to seek, receive and impart information and ideas.
  • Organisation

    Institute for Democratic Governance

    As a civil society research, advocacy and capacity building organisation, IDEG is committed to a set of organisational principles and objectives.
  • Document

    Ghana: democracy and political participation

    Africa Governance Monitoring and Advocacy Project, 2007
    This research assesses the level of democratic development in Ghana and provides an analysis on the openness of various democratic spaces. While welcoming the substantial progress made since 1992, the report draws attention to the challenges that still threaten the consolidation of democracy and political participation in Ghana.
  • Document

    The institutional context of the 2004 general elections in Malawi

    Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2006
    How can electoral processes retain legitimacy? Ensuring that elected political leaders act in accordance with their mandate without violating citizens' rights is a key challenge for new democracies in sub-Saharan Africa. In Malawi, as across the continent, executive dominance is still the the norm in spite of the many institutions in place to make the government more accountable.
  • Document

    The process for selecting and appointing the Managing Director and First Deputy Managing Director of the IMF

    Independent Evaluation Office of the IMF, 2007
    This paper reviews the processes for selection and appointment of the Managing Director (MD) and First Deputy Managing Director (FDMD) as they have developed in practice over time. It also examines informal processes within and between member governments in the G7, and it reviews recent improvements in processes in other international organisations for appointing heads.
  • Document

    E-participation and e-government: understanding the present and creating the future

    Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations, 2007
    This document presents an edited paper containing the work of twelve experts on e-government and e-participation. It aims to address the issues and challenges facing countries developing ICT for development and e-government programmes.
  • Document

    Local level journalism and democracy indicators in Latin America

    Centro para la Apertura y el Desarollo de América Latina / Centre for the Opening and Development of Latin America, 2007
    This report provides an analysis of the worst areas in Latin America to practice journalism in the first part of 2007. Factors considered in the analysis include the existence of legislation prohibiting freedom of press, recent cases of intimidation, kidnappings or other violence against journalists and the number of journalists given effective and non-effective prison sentences.
  • Document

    Civil society and democratization in the Arab world: annual report 2007

    Ibn Khaldoun Center for Development Studies, 2007
    All Arab leaders advocate democracy and claim that they are committed to democratic reforms. Tangible results, however, are hard to find. Arab countries are still ruled by authoritarian regimes and rulers are more concerned with retaining power than sharing it. Nonetheless, modest improvements have occurred in most Arab countries.
  • Document

    Sierra Leone: the election opportunity

    International Crisis Group, 2007
    The 2007 elections will be a crucial test of whether Sierra Leone has definitely turned away from conflict in favour of security and democratic governance.
  • Organisation

    Hong Kong Transition Project

    The Hong Kong Transition Project is funded by a competitive research application to the central academic research funding body of the Hong Kong Government, the Research Grants Council.