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July 09, 2019
Boarding my plane after two years of service in post-war Democratic Republic of Congo, I thought that working in Colombia’s peacebuilding would be easy. This turned out to be naive. Almost three years after the signing of a peace... Read More
May 20, 2019
North Macedonia is persistently plagued with the problem of corruption. The country scored 37/100 on the 2018 Corruption Perception Index, and is continuously ranked as a highly-corrupted country. Weak, incompetent and politicized institutions... Read More
August 24, 2018
People run for office for a variety of reasons, some of which are altruistic and stem from a desire to improve their communities and make a difference, while others are entirely ego-driven or power seeking. In either case, very few truly know what to expect when they take office. Campaigns are... Read More
June 28, 2018
The concept of good governance stretches beyond the mere prevention of corruption. Instead, good governance is defined by policy development that considers a variety of voices, is efficient and responds to citizens in a transparent and accountable way. This is in addition to the central principle... Read More
June 12, 2018
Equipping policymakers and political party candidates with skills to understand the value of data, and interpret, analyze and use rigorous data in policymaking has potential to improve democracy and good governance outcomes. It can enhance effectiveness of policies, generate greater buy-in by... Read More
February 09, 2018
Argentine President Mauricio Macri won a crucial mid-term election in October 2017, but he has a difficult task ahead of him. His center-right coalition, Let’s Change (Cambiemos), seeks to alter the history of Argentina and restore its economy. Next month, President Macri will formally open... Read More
January 24, 2018
The remote interior regions of Tunisia lack infrastructure. Villages can be far apart, and roads dangerous. Therefore, when thinking of a way to contact voters about upcoming local elections, one must be innovative. Tunisia is transitioning to democratic government following the toppling of its... Read More
January 25, 2017
Si bien sabemos que la fiscalización consiste en examinar una actividad para comprobar si cumple con las normativas vigentes; la transparencia es la obligación de los gobiernos de dar cuenta a los ciudadanos de todos sus actos, especialmente del uso del dinero público y prevenir así los casos de... Read More
April 14, 2016
Because of the war in eastern Ukraine, many Ukrainians who had previously never travelled outside their city were forced to leave their homes and move to safer locations. While certainly this massive displacement of Ukraine’s citizens has caused many challenges and difficulties for local... Read More
April 05, 2016
If you were to look at Kyrgyzstan as the universe, and corruption as the multitude of black holes within it, this would be a fitting way to understand the corrupt practices that have defined the Kyrgyz political system, slowed social progress and prevented effective citizen service delivery for... Read More