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Article No country wants to be reliant on foreign assistance in perpetuity: Mark Lowcock, DFID
Since its inception, the Department for International Development (DFID) has been working to create a world that is equal and poverty-free. Mark Lowcock, DFID Permanent Secretary, talks to Bushra Ahmed of OneWorld South Asia about the UK's development aid plans, the complexity of development and the need for collaboration between countries if development aid has to be put to good use.
Article A relatively advanced citizenship is vital for e-Governance: WB economist
Tracey Lane, Senior Economist at the World Bank was involved in the Bank’s Open Data initiative. In an interview with OneWorld South Asia at the sidelines of the Conference on Governance and Public Service Transformation held by the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability (ANSA) in Dhaka, she spoke about the challenges in bringing about transparency through sharing information.
Article Aid agencies not so transparent after all, says Nepal study
A Nepal-based rights group analysed levels of transparency prevalent in seven donor agencies and realised there was little transparency on various scores the agencies were assessed against.
Article Ban Transparency International Bangladesh, urge lawmakers
The Bangladesh government is set to join issues with Transparency following a study indicting Parliamentarians for "negative activities".
Article Good Governance starts with citizens: Indian minister
India’s Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, V Narayanasamy, highlighted the role of stakeholders in governance based on transparency.
Article "India is an example of private success and public failure"
Gurcharan Das, a leading author and columnist, tells OneWorld South Asia's Ashok Kumar that economic reforms could deal with the menace of corruption because it takes away discretion from a babu or a politician and gives it to the market.
Article Govts keen to learn from evaluation of projects that failed, says Sri Lankan official
Velayuthan Sivagnanasothy, Secretary for Ministry of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development in Sri Lanka, shares his insights on evaluation of development programmes.
Article "Protect ordinary citizens from corrupt officials"
Columnist and former Indian diplomat, <b>G Parthasarathy</b> tells OneWorld South Asia's Ashok Kumar that even though corruption has become a feature of national life in many continents, common citizens should not necessarily face the menace in everyday life.
Article Govt to ensure accountability: Indian PM
The Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh said his government was committed to ensure transparency and accountability in governance.
Article Sri Lanka condemned for interference with judiciary
Highlighting apparent attempts to curb the freedom of Judiciary in Sri Lanka, the Asian Human Rights Commission has criticised the Sri Lankan Government for trying to interfere with the country’s judicial services.
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