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Islands of Integrity: Anti-Corruption Research To Guide The Way
Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

Islands of Integrity: Anti-Corruption Research To Guide The Way

Corruption researchers tend to focus a lot of attention on why systemically corrupt countries fail to improve and why anticorruption efforts often fall flat. As such, the field has had a difficult time identifying and explaining how positive change happens in order to inspire new and more effective anti-corruption interventions.

Recent research by Heather Marquette and Caryn Peiffer focuses on the opposite: potential success stories in anti-corruption. Using a novel three-step methodology developed to identify previously hidden ‘positive outliers’, they look at sectors within a country that have successfully reduced bribery against the odds in otherwise systemically corrupt countries. Having identified up to 18 potential cases, they drill down in two ‘positive outlier’ cases - Uganda’s health sector and South Africa’s police - to uncover the political processes and policies that have been responsible for bribery reduction in each case. In doing so, they draw out lessons about how positive changes happened and what can be learned for more successful anti-corruption interventions.

However, their success cases also highlight some important tensions that raise red flags for future interventions, and they look at important lessons from these as well.

We look forward to welcoming Heather Marquette to present the findings and to discuss the potential implications for anti-corruption policy and practice together with Francesca Recanatini from the World Bank.

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DC Mayor's OpenGov Advisory Group Meeting
Apr
5
4:00 PM16:00

DC Mayor's OpenGov Advisory Group Meeting

The District of Columbia Mayor’s Open Government Advisory Group is consisted of 24 public and District of Columbia government members. 

At this meeting, the Group will focus on further defining and documenting priorities for the coming months and begin putting together work plans for each subcommittee. Several new members will also be introduced at April’s meeting.

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How Can Supreme Audit Institutions Help Curtail Corruption?
Feb
28
12:00 PM12:00

How Can Supreme Audit Institutions Help Curtail Corruption?

This panel event will explore how Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) and other independent oversight bodies in the United States and around the world play a critical role in helping curtail corruption.

Speakers will share case studies from efforts in Albania, Afghanistan, and the United States for comparative, cross-country learning. In focusing on an exchanges of effective models for improved legal frameworks, tools, practices, and lessons learned (including through resources from the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions), this event seeks to strengthen the efforts of all participating bodies, and create a platform for ongoing peer-to-peer learning and collaboration globally to combat domestic and international corruption.

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From the Frontlines of Hungary: Lessons and Warnings on Closing Civic Space
Nov
3
12:00 PM12:00

From the Frontlines of Hungary: Lessons and Warnings on Closing Civic Space

As the global trend toward closing civic spaces continues, Open Gov Hub and Fair Trials is pleased to welcome András Kádár of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, a leading non-governmental watchdog organization that protects human dignity and the rule of law through legal and public advocacy methods.

András Kádár will be speaking about how NGOs like his are dealing with this worsening political environment in Hungary, as well as offering broader lessons and warnings for global civil society actors.

Lunch will be provided.

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Open Data in Closed Societies Discussion
Jun
20
5:30 PM17:30

Open Data in Closed Societies Discussion

Small Media Foundation , a not-for-profit organisation based in London launched Iran Open Data in November 2016, with the aim to make Iranian government data accessible.

We are hosting a talk on the 20th of June and invite you to join us to discuss open data, with a specific focus on closed societies and restrictive environments.

We are inviting organisations and individuals interested in data journalism, open data and transparency, and/or those who would like to introduce their organisation and contribute to the discussion.

Space for participants is limited and we anticipate strong interest in the event. Therefore, if you are interested in attending the talk, we would appreciate if you could please RSVP to shokoufeh@smallmedia.org.uk by 18/June/2017.

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