Ba Papa Amadou has played a leading role in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Mauritania for over eight years.
According to a recent World Bank study, fisheries make up one quarter of Mauritania's natural wealth, but the waters off the country in north-western Africa are being overfished. Foreign operators pull out the lion's share of the catch - sometimes legally, sometimes not; suspicions of corruption abound.
Large corporations that play hugely important roles in our communities are happy to put out generalities about their good corporate citizenship, but put up walls when asked for specifics.
Average workers know little more than their own salaries and (possibly) the amount of revenue they generate. Critical financial metrics such as cost of goods sold, overhead costs and marketing spend might be lost to them.
With the threat of climate change and a host of other environmental challenges looming like a dark cloud, the 2016 election will be a time to hold candidates accountable on where they stand on these concerns -- and what they promise to deliver.
The delivery of healthcare needs to change significantly. I have briefly outlined some of the changes required to build a culture of continuous improvement. As the Secretary of the VA made clear to the department in July, the VA needs a different strategy to better meet customer needs.
Stop the bleeding! In an attempt to bridge the football fan base gender gap, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers launched the worst women's initiative in the team's history. Tampa Bay women are seeing red after the Bucs unveiled their RED campaign on Thursday.
Pope Francis prays for systems that provide financial services and facilitate commercial transactions that will equitably advance human well-being, promote the common good and make the protection of our common home, the earth, a top priority.
When we're emerging from a dark winter of government secrecy, we're all instinctively sun worshippers. But when it comes to concluding peace treaties or dealing with the global power imbalance, sometimes we have to go where the sun don't shine.
The agriculture industry is not known for its transparency. But increasingly routine undercover investigations showing mistreatment of animals have inspired more public interest in how these operations run and what's really happening behind the barn doors.
Lawlessness at sea is a hot topic this summer, with the New York Times running an investigative series on the issue and the nascent Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) beginning to pick up steam. Two experts from Greenpeace connected the dots for me and explained why we should care.
I recently spoke with Ba Aliou Coulibaly to learn more about Mauritania's fishy politics, the links between national and international corruption, and transparency in the fisheries sector.
Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek says Gov. Bruce Rauner's oft-stated campaign goal of bringing unprecedented transparency to the governor's office is proving more difficult in practice than in stump speeches.
The goal is for the addict is to learn to securely attach to healthy partners and experience the joy of intimacy, which once tasted, can be so powerful it incinerates all illusions that sexual acting out can ever fulfill the deep inner longing for connection that all humans have in common.
Most kids spend their summers playing video games and bugging their parents to keep them entertained, but eight-year-old Aidan Gilbert is making a philanthropic impact by competing with his dad in Portfolios with Purpose.
Several months ago in Uganda's remote Kole district, a teacher at Baramindyang Primary School discovered that members of the local Parent Teacher Association had embezzled some 700,000 Ugandan shillings -- about $225 -- from the school.