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    Been there – done that! The amazing things that transparency advocates can learn from architects

Been there – done that! The amazing things that transparency advocates can learn from architects

Dieter Zinnbauer received his PhD from DESTIN in 2003, and now works on new issues for Transparency International and blogs at ambient-accountability.org. 2015: Transparency is widely recognised as a cornerstone of good, accountable government and the practice of transparency today is alive and strong: we are deploying the cutting-edge of technology, we have a formidable infrastructure for policy advocacy, we […]

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    Failed coup in Burundi: what does it mean for the future of the country?

Failed coup in Burundi: what does it mean for the future of the country?

PhD candidate Benjamin Chemouni has appeared on Al Jazeera English and the BBC World News as a political analyst on the crisis in Burundi. Below, he ponders the consequences of the failed coup in view of an upcoming presidential election. On May 13, whilst Burundian President Nkurunziza was in Tanzania, the state’s former head of intelligence and former army chief […]

Crowdsourcing corruption – does it work?

There’s great enthusiasm for a step change in social accountability and lots of high profile initiatives,  yet does it work? And how can research inform future developments in this area? Dr Dieter Zinnbauer, former PhD student in the Department of International Development and Programme Manager for Transparency International.  If you are under the age of 40 (and perhaps even if you […]

Illicit financial flows, security in Africa and #BringBackOurGirls

Guest Post by Alex Cobham Alex Cobham is a research fellow at the Center for Global Development in Europe. His research focuses on illicit financial flows, effective taxation for development, and inequality. Recent work includes a proposal, with Andy Sumner, for a new policy measure of inequality, the ‘Palma’. You can follow Alex on twitter @alexcobham.   A range of […]