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Ghanaian students stand up to corruption

Transparency International’s Advocacy and Legal Advice Centres provide free assistance to victims and witnesses of corruption, helping them to pursue their complaints. They process thousands of cases each year in more than 40 countries. This is one of them.

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Rosie Pinnington

Pioneering pact promises fresh approach to water provision

Last month marked an historic turning point in the provision of water services to the residents of Old Town Mombasa. On Friday 20th of May, members of the Mombasa Water and Sewerage Company (MOWASCO) sat down with local residents to sign a development pact formalising the relationship between water service users and suppliers. As part […]

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It’s good to talk: TI-Kenya convenes suppliers, stakeholders to improve water delivery

Overcoming governance challenges in the provision of public services like water requires more than simply pinpointing victims and exposing the wrongdoing of corrupt officials. Poor governance certainly has its victims, and those responsible must be held to account. But sometimes, instead of inciting further divisions, the most effective resolution to inadequate service provision is to […]

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Water and profits in Nairobi’s poorest neighbourhoods

It is difficult to believe that someone living on less than a dollar day in a Nairobi slum can pay more for the use of water than their counterparts living in the city’s affluent residential areas. A worrying trend has emerged from the Transparency and Integrity in Service Delivery in Africa (TISDA) programme water sector […]

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World Water Day: tackling corruption key to better water services

Since 1992, 22 March has been World Water Day. In 2010 the United Nations General Assembly declared that clean drinking water is a fundamental human right. Yet millions of people in Sub-Saharan Africa still have no access to clean water. Lack of integrity and low performance of water utilities and informal service providers can jeopardise […]

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Journee internationale de l’eau: s’attaquer a la corruption pour de meilleurs services dans le domaine de l’eau

Depuis 1992, le 22 mars est la journée internationale de l’eau. En 2010, l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies a déclaré que l’accès à l’eau potable faisait partie des droits de l’homme fondamentaux. Pourtant plusieurs millions d’individus en Afrique subsaharienne n’y ont toujours pas accès. Le manque d’intégrité et les mauvaises performances des services et fournisseurs […]

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