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Malaysian Prime Minister signs Election Integrity Pledge

Now that the Prime Minister has signed Transparency International Malaysia’s Election Integrity Pledge (on 20 February), it is time for all of Malaysia’s political parties to step up to the plate and join the ruling party in upholding the Election Offences Act – an act that was passed in 1954. The integrity of elections is […]

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Georgian elections: international monitors help defuse tension

By the early hours of October 2, polling stations had closed and the Georgian parliamentary elections appeared to have passed without any major violations. Official ballot counts were nearly complete when one of our observers reported that armed special forces had stormed several polling stations in the west of the country, demanded that observers leave […]

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Hackers use technology to fight corruption

Watch out! Internet connections worldwide might be slower this weekend! This weekend hundreds of hackers, programmers, designers and anti-corruption experts and activists in Bogotá, Budapest, Casablanca, Jakarta, Moscow and Vilnius will come together this weekend to develop new ICT tools that can help citizens monitor government and report corruption. Websites like ipaidabribe.com in India and […]

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Five challenges when making defence budgets more transparent

Maria Gili and Leah Wawro of Transparency International’s Defence and Security Programme outline obstacles to more transparency and accountability in how countries spend their defence budgets.   Defence budgets are the primary tool that legislators and civil society can use to hold their governments and armed forces to account and see how their taxes are […]

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En imágenes: Trabajando con Comunidades Vulnerables para Fortalecer los Programas de Transferencias Condicionadas en Latinoamérica

Zoe Reiter y Max Heywood, Departamento de las Americas de TI. Read this article in English here Recientemente estuvimos en Perú con tres de nuestros capítulos nacionales para discutir los resultados preliminares del proyecto piloto EELA (Economic Equality in Latin America – Igualdad Económica en Latinoamérica) que apunta a lograr programas de transferencias condicionadas (PTCs) […]

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A step forward for access to information in Guatemala

The Guatemalan Constitutional Court rules that the data on beneficiaries of a large-scale social programme should be publicly available, setting an important precedent for access to information requests by civil society in the country. David Gaitán, of TI’s national chapter in Guatemala Acción Ciudadana, writes about how this decision came about. In early August of […]

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G8: Time to back up public commitments

Transparency International welcomes the 12 principles for a strong, fair and clean economy on the table in l’Aquila as long as they include strong monitoring mechanisms for effective implementation On the OECD 12 principles for a strong, fair and clean economy, we would urge G-8 leaders to put into practice the effective monitoring of the […]

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