Jun 27, 2016
Academic Papers

The purpose of publishing this literature review is to summarise the literature for practitioners new to aid transparency or
those looking for one document that summarises the progress of aid transparency globally.

Jan 21, 2015
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As transparency, accountability and openness emerge as predominant international development themes, it is increasingly widely accepted that opening information will bring significant benefits by encouraging people to question what their governments are doing, reducing opportunities for corruption, and increasing the impact of aid.

Jun 30, 2014
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Does operating with a heightened level of integrity play a pivotal role in delivering superior financial performance? The objective of this paper is to provide a case study where heightened integrity delivered increased profits.

Apr 3, 2014
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Donor support to social accountability in fragile and conflict- affected states is a relatively new phenomenon. It has emerged with the lessons that top-down anti-corruption approaches have often failed and different approaches are needed to improve a state’s accountability to its people. Enforcement-based interventions, such as the establishment of an anti-corruption commission, often fall short because they lack independence from the executive and long-term support from donors.

May 31, 2013
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The way citizens and organisations have been using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the past decade has created dramatic new possibilities
for public transparency, accountability and participation.

May 21, 2013
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There is no commonly agreed unit of measurement for transparency and accountability work. Many organisations actively work around the world to promote these principles, but there has been no effective way of knowing if that work produces results. Integrity Action has developed an approach that achieves results that can be measured through a ‘fix-rate’. The fix-rate measures the incidence with which transparency and accountability problems are resolved to the satisfaction of key stakeholders.

Mar 31, 2012
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Donor support to social accountability in fragile and conflict-affected states is a relatively new phenomenon. It has emerged with the lessons that top-down anti corruption approaches have often failed and different approaches are needed to improve state accountability to its people. With increasing support to fragile and conflict-affected states, donors should focus their efforts on identifying and support local accountability measures, strengthening partnerships across and supporting collaborative governance and capacity building.

Jan 17, 2012
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The report presents critical findings on the dynamics of conflict and challenges to the development and performance of civil society organisations. The survey from respondents in 46 countries finds there is decreasing space for CSOs to operate and influence change. External agendas are prioritised over local needs as local CSOs find themselves competing with international actors.

Jan 17, 2012
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In order to tackle corruption and to build integrity in fragile states, those involved in anti-corruption actions could benefit from positioning their activities as an integral part of the wider, overall vision and process of statebuilding.

Jan 17, 2012
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The first years in the reconstruction of a country after war are a period of hope and excitement. Since 2002, five million Afghans returned from exile to rebuild their country. The goodwill and hope of these early years is often short-lived. Our recent analysis of eight post-war settings researched by local groups shows that in most countries, people become frustrated and lose trust in the process of reconstruction within three to six years of a peace settlement. Around half of post-war countries resume violent conflict within ten years.