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  • 14 July 2016

    Questions About the World Bank’s Governance Agenda

    By Alan Hudson The author is Executive Director of Global Integrity. This article first appeared on the Global Integrity blog and is reprinted with permission. There has been concern for many months in the governance and development community, in Washington DC and beyond, about the commitment of the World Bank to the governance agenda, and particularly […]

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    • Brexit and Open Government

      By Ben Worthy The author is lecturer in Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London. This post first appeared in the Open Data Study Blog and is reprinted with permission. Brexit, as we now know, means Brexit. But what does it mean for open government in the UK? On the surface, nothing changes. Almost all […]

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      • 29 June 2016

        World Bank Publishes ATI Implementation Report

        The text below is the concluding chapter is a report, “Public Access to Information for Development — A Guide to the Effective Implementation of Right to Information Laws.” Published by the World Bank, the report was written by Victoria L. Lemieux and Stephanie E. Trapnell. Lemieux until recently was a senior public sector specialist at […]

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        • 16 June 2016

          Tunisia breaks down government’s secrecy walls

          By Kouloud Dawahi The author is Common Law, Internet Policy Analyst with IGMENA, “a Hivos programme that brings voices together from the MENA region on Internet Governance and policies.” This article was posted on the IGMENA website June 8 and is reprinted with permission. Public sector information The Internet has played a major role in […]

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          • Bangladesh RTI Act: A powerful tool against poverty

            By Shamsul Bari and Ruhi Naz The writers are Chairman, Research Initiatives, Bangladesh (RIB) and Project Coordinator (RTI section) of RIB respectively. Their email is: This article first appeared in The Daily Star on June 15and is reprinted with permission, Rezia Khatun, a 36-year-old woman, became destitute after her husband suddenly died. With three […]

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