IACC Series, Transparency International: Trinidadian Transparency on Demand

Vast petroleum and natural gas resources have made Trinidad and Tobago one of the most prosperous nations in the Caribbean, but corruption has left the population frustrated and disillusioned with public governance. Margaret Rose is seeking to counter corruption by developing an online platform – Disclosure Today! – to promote, facilitate and empower collaborative and responsible citizen engagement in public-sector decision-making.

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IACC Series, Transparency International: Reality-Based Game Provides Knowledge About Political Corruption

In our latest article about the work of Transparency International and the IACC conference, we look at the work of Paolo Rivas and a board game he created that provides an easy way to teach difficult and complex topics surrounding governance and corruption.

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Anavra : A Model Sustainable Community

The lack of basic supplies in rural areas, such as electricity and water supply system, have caused many problems. A study by the International Energy Agency mentioned that approximately 1.3-1.6 billion people globally, most of whom live in rural communities, have no access to electricity, while 2.7 billion people have no access to clean cooking conditions. Enter Anavra, a small city in Greece.

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To Sink or Swim in the Mekong Delta: Laos’ Hydropower Plans for the ASEAN EC

The Association of South East Asian Nations, or ASEAN, was formed in 1967 and since then has expanded membership and developed various frameworks aimed at increasing regional integration and development. One of the most recently developed is the ASEAN Economic Community, an economic block with a common market akin to the European Community set to take formation in 2015. For smaller member states like Laos, this could mean big development and the Laoation government is taking note. Focusing on sustainable growth for its heavily marginalized population, Laos is putting renewable energy at the forefront of its economic plan.

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IACC Series, Transparency International, Part 2: Countering Moldovan Corruption with Citizen Engagement

Buying a new home is a process fraught with stress, from finding the right property to the substantial financial investment. In Moldova, however, an additional concern has buyers distraught – the threat that the building construction company will disappear, taking their life savings with them.

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Model Forests; Much More Than Forestry

  The term Model Forest refers to a territorial management concept that integrates all stakeholders and sectors across a landscape to ensure the sustainable management of the territory. Its an esoteric concept, so let me break it down. Model Forests are a governance platform that serves to manage the interests and relations present in a given territory. That base can be …

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