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Dana Wilkins
Dana Wilkins is an integrity specialist with a particular interest in the role of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) in accountability and development. Dana has extensive research and advocacy experience, covering countries including South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, Somalia, DRC, Myanmar, and Afghanistan. She has worked closely with SAI officials, ministry officials, legislators, civil society, and journalists on public financial management, natural resource governance, and anti-corruption issues.

Dana is currently working for the CDC Group on business integrity, and previously worked for Global Witness leading programs on Extractives & Aid Policy and on South Sudan. She has a postgraduate degree from SOAS in International & Comparative Law. You can follow her on twitter @dwilkinsvt.

Entries by Dana Wilkins

Confessions of an SAI Superfan & Recent Lessons From Kenya+

(0) Comments | Posted August 11, 2015 | 7:07 PM

Everyone has their "thing". That nerdy interest--bordering on obsession--that they get a little short of breath talking about and love tucking into in their spare time. Some people have Arsenal, or Assassin's Creed, or underwater photography. For the last 5 years, I've had Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs).

Ya. You...

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The Devil, the Detail, and the Future of Development

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 2:24 PM

Corruption is a disaster for development. It wastes the resources that can build sustainable economies, guts confidence in government, and fuels inequality and conflict. So common sense dictates that massive global efforts to end poverty must find a way to fight corruption, or they will fail.

The world missed...

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Missing a Trick? Making Natural Resources Work for Development

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 5:32 PM

Next week, over 1,000 government officials, aid donors, NGO reps, and private businesses will descend on Mexico City for the first meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC). It's basically a big get-together to discuss how well our aid money is being spent, and how...

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South Sudan's New Oil Laws Offer a Reason for Optimism

(1) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 4:52 PM

The news coming out of South Sudan these days paints a bleak picture. Between reports of widespread corruption, the use of live ammunition against peaceful protesters, the killing of a prominent political commentator, and delays restarting oil production, there doesn't seem to...

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Sudan and South Sudan: Oil and the Recent Border Clashes

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2012 | 12:20 PM

In what is being described as the "worst direct confrontation since southern secession," Sudan and South Sudan's national armies have resumed fighting across their shared border. Though this is not the first time these two forces have clashed, what is striking about the events of the last few...

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