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Parliamentarians at the IACC? What are you doing here?

This text was originally published in the 15th IACC blog and is authored by Vicki Baxter Amade,  GOPAC’s Global Task Force Advisor for the Participation of Society.   In November 2012, the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) led its first formal delegation to the IACC, with a panel workshop about the role of parliamentarians and GOPAC speakers […]

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New remedy for parents unhappy with children’s schools

Filipino parents unhappy with the way their children’s schools are being run now have a ready remedy: sending an email or text to the website checkmyschool.org. The site has a scrolling list of user complaints, ranging from a computer shortage in an elementary school to allegations – supported by a photo – that another institution […]

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Sunshine on the horizon for the oil, gas and mining cash

Despite heavy lobbying by some of the United States’ most powerful corporations, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has taken a bold decision in support of transparency. The US Chamber of Commerce claimed that to force US oil, gas and mining companies to reveal details of their foreign payments to natural resources’ host governments […]

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