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Dana Wilkins
Nominated for the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize, and recently awarded the 2014 TED Prize and the Skoll Prize for Social Entrepreneurship, Global Witness (GW) has spent more than 20 years pioneering campaigns against natural resource-related conflict, corruption, and associated abuses. From Cambodia to Congo, Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe, the organization has worked to expose the brutality and injustice that results from the misuse of natural resource wealth. Dana Wilkins currently leads GW’s work on Aid Policy, which aims to improve the way development partners tackle grand corruption in the natural resource sector. She previously led GW's work on oil governance in South Sudan.

Entries by Dana Wilkins

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.

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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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