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  • Oil Revenues in Angola. Much More Information But Not Enough Transparency

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    Significant gaps in the data published by the Angolan government about its earnings from the oil industry undermine its attempts to shed a reputation for corruption, says this new study by Global Witness and the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa – Angola (OSISA-Angola). [issuu showflipbtn=true documentid=110510123720-5d50a386a34d413cad3679b07873e496 docname=global_witness_osisa_angola_oil_revenues_in_angola username=FutureChallenges […]

  • Avoiding the Resource Curse: Spotlight on Oil in Uganda

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    This working paper examines whether new rules from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission could help bring transparency to Uganda’s oil industry. [issuu showflipbtn=true documentid=110509115157-6d2d275e3ff14f47a5f1995a0599003d docname=veit_avoiding_the_resource_curse_spotlight_on_oil_ username=FutureChallenges loadinginfotext=Avoiding%20the%20Resource%3A%20Spotlight%20on%20Oil%20in%20Uganda showhtmllink=true tag=oil width=420 height=272 unit=px]

  • Open Budgets. Transform Lives. The Open Budget Survey

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    The International Budget Partnership has just released the Open Budget Survey 2010, the only independent, comparative, regular measure of budget transparency and accountability around the world. Produced every two years by independent experts not beholden to national governments, the report reveals that 74 of the 94 countries assessed fail to […]

  • Corruptions Perception Index 2010

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    Transparency International(TI) defines corruption as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. This definition encompasses corrupt practices in both the public and private sectors. The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) ranks countries according to the perception of corruption in the public sector. The CPI is an aggregate indicator that combines […]

  • Governance Strategies to Remedy the Natural Resource Curse

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    The seemingly paradoxical outcome of resource-rich countries being development-poor is, in fact, quite predictable given that autocratic governments often rule  resource-rich states. Addressing the resource curse requires changing the incentives facing political leaders so that they are rewarded for transparency and confront robust international legal penalties when they do not. […]