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Entries by Dennis Whittle from 10/2010

Pritchett: Experts Impede Innovation

| Posted 10.04.2010 | Impact

The same skepticism about "one size fits all" that made "Washington Consensus" two dirty words should be taken to the range of "expert" advice in sect...

Show Me the Money!

| Posted 10.07.2010 | Impact

The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) was an example of an initiative that created unprecedented transparency at the United Nations. But it didn't start out that way.

Legalize Gay

| Posted 10.11.2010 | Healthy Living
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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,...

Transparency: The First Step to Democracy

| Posted 10.12.2010 | Impact

I had the pleasure of meeting (and running with) Owen Barder last week at a meeting of the International Transparency Initiative.  I have to adm...

Transparency for Learning, Not Punishment

| Posted 10.12.2010 | Impact

"Today, transparency is not used enough as a tool for helping organizations to learn, improve, and adapt--to hold themselves accountable to themselves...

Can USAID Reach Escape Velocity?

| Posted 10.19.2010 | Impact

Few would argue that USAID is on the ropes. But there are some bright spots that offer hope.

CGD as Social Capital

| Posted 10.25.2010 | Impact

Unlike so many other places, people don't come to CGD only to score points or to win intellectual arguments. Instead, they come to present their arguments and listen to others and then go away and refine their own thinking.