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Governance Matters: Civil Society Voice and Performance at the World Cup

(1) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 10:07 AM

These days, a soccer World Cup is a multi-billion dollar project, with a number of financial "winners," such as FIFA, and many losers, given the development priorities that are sacrificed to build gleaming stadia and dedicated infrastructure, much of it with little post-games use.

Does this also mean that...

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Trillions of Dollars in Oil, Gas and Mining Revenue Still Shrouded in Secrecy

(2) Comments | Posted May 20, 2013 | 6:15 PM

Secrecy still prevails in how natural resources are managed, and this conspires against economic development. The lives of over a billion citizens could be transformed if their governments managed their oil, gas and minerals in a more open, accountable manner. This emerges from the Resource Governance Index, which...

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Repensando la Lucha contra la Corrupción

(0) Comments | Posted February 1, 2013 | 9:20 AM

Luchar contra la corrupción requiere una nueva comprensión sobre cómo ha evolucionado el problema globalmente, porque es más grande y más amplio que los pequeños actos de corrupción of los negocios sucios en los países en desarrollo. La sola adopción de una nueva ley anti-corrupción, la creación de una nueva...

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Rethinking the Fight Against Corruption

(0) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 1:28 PM

Fighting corruption requires a new understanding of how the global problem has evolved, for it is bigger and broader than petty bribery or crooked deals in developing countries. Merely adopting a new anti-corruption law, creating another commission, or launching another 'campaign' will not get the job done. We can no...

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Advancing Transparency, Battling Its Oil Industry Opponents

(2) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 4:58 PM

NEW YORK -- Both presidential candidates have put the need for secure, affordable sources of energy high on their agendas, a consensus that makes it all the stranger that part of the American oil industry is working overtime to undo a measure that helps guarantee dependable supplies and promote economic...

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