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Good Governance

Hot Zones: The Intersection of Corruption, Poor Governance and Ebola

Washington Osiro | Posted 05.21.2015 | World
Washington Osiro

Something African leaders have deftly avoided discussing in the wake of the Ebola outbreak is the impact their corrupt and incompetent governance has had on how they (mis)manage such crises.

Good Governance in Sri Lanka

Asoka Bandarage | Posted 04.17.2015 | World
Asoka Bandarage

Human rights, corruption and other charges against the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime have received extensive international media coverage. Yet, there is hardly a word about the massive allegations against the current regime, even the Mahendran affair, despite their seriousness and international linkages.

Regime Change in Sri Lanka

Asoka Bandarage | Posted 06.09.2015 | World
Asoka Bandarage

Local and international print media continue to bring charges against the former Rajapaksa government, but overlook the dangers posed by the current Sri Lankan regime to the rule of law, democracy and freedom of expression.

How Cellphones Helped to Dramatically Reduce New Cases of Dengue Fever in Pakistan

Ravi Kumar | Posted 06.03.2015 | Impact
Ravi Kumar

This new dashboard allowed officials including the chief minister to track the progress. He used the dashboard in his meetings to ensure "that no vulnerable or affected areas were neglected."

Step up to Inclusiveness

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Devishobha Ramanan

The Bangalore Political Action Committee ( B.PAC), a non-political outfit set out its simple "Agenda for Good Governance" with the help of another great organization called Daksh. They let the numbers do the talking.

Development Folks, What Can We Learn From the Private Sector?

Jeff Thindwa | Posted 01.03.2015 | World
Jeff Thindwa

If governments, service providers, and donors learned from the private sector and treated recipients of public services like actual customers, greater sustainable development could be achieved.

Policy Alternatives for Central America in Conflict and Crisis

Noah Bullock | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Noah Bullock

The media spotlight has all but moved on from the recently white-hot humanitarian crisis on the Southern U.S. border involving upwards of 60,000 child refugees from Central America. Sadly, the region has faded from the headlines, but the conditions on the ground that force families from their homes persist.

Kicking FIFA While It's Up

The B Team | Posted 09.12.2014 | Impact
The B Team

As the 2014 World Cup draws to a close, now is the time to enter an era of good governance of the world's most popular sport. That means FIFA, football's governing body, must change to ensure this beloved sport is a force for good in the world.

African Legislatures in African Democracies: The Need to Be Both Transformative and Transactional

Amb. Robin Renee Sanders | Posted 06.13.2014 | World
Amb. Robin Renee Sanders

A FEEEDS blogspot Discussions about African democracies have generally focus on good governance, leadership, and transparency of the executive branch...

'We Are All Millionaires Now': Norway's Astounding Fiscal Reserve

Charles Heck | Posted 05.06.2014 | World
Charles Heck

The oil and gas reserves under the Norwegian continental shelf are being transformed into financial reserves for future generations. No other government in Europe or North America is saving its petroleum wealth for future generations to nearly the same extent.

US Should Rethink 'Democracy Promotion' in Southern Africa

Jeffrey T. Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Jeffrey T. Smith

Given that the prevailing environment in southern Africa is characterized by widespread democratic backsliding, it is high time that the United States both reevaluates and reshapes its strategy in the region.

The Global Economy's Corporate Crime Wave

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 07.08.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Sachs

When companies are fined for malfeasance, their shareholders pay the price. The real culprits at the top of these companies rarely need to worry.

Today's Bounty, Tomorrow's Promise: Better Policies to Manage Natural Resources

Leslie Lipschitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leslie Lipschitz

It's one of the perennial questions in economic policy-making: How do we best manage the economic and social challenges that stem from resource wealth?

Encouraging Leaders to Do the Right Thing

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

Mechanisms to recognize or reward good leadership are few and far between. Yet leaders are human and, unless they are beyond redemption, they are more likely to respond to recognition and rewards than sanctions and reprimands.