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Activists to oppose India’s plan to exempt parties from RTI
Jul 01, 2013 The Indian government wants an ordinance to negate the Central Information Commission’s (CIC) recent ruling that brings political parties too into the ambit of RTI.
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Bill excluding parties from RTI tabled in Lower House
Jul 13, 2013 A proposed Bill that will bring the political parties and politicians under the RTI scanner is being sent for amendment to India's Lower House; which creates a tussle between activists who want transparency and politicians who wants to stay safe.
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Afghanistan's total corruption cost increases to $3.9 billion
Feb 08, 2013 Since 2009, Afghanistan has made some tangible progress in reducing corruption in the public sector, as fewer people now report paying bribes. Nonetheless, the total corruption cost has increased by some 40 per cent over the last three years to reach $3.9 billion.
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Call for violence probe in Bangladesh’s Chittagong
Aug 27, 2013 “The role the security agencies have played in controlling the violence is questionable,” said Madhu Malhotra, a researcher of Bangladesh’s indigenous groups at Amnesty International.
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Indian govt okays Bill for time-bound services to citizens
Mar 08, 2013 The Bill envisages penalty of upto Rs 50,000 against a government official failing to provide his or her duties.
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No country wants to be reliant on foreign assistance in perpetuity: Mark Lowcock, DFID
Jan 10, 2013 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.
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Ban Transparency International Bangladesh, urge lawmakers
Nov 21, 2012 The Bangladesh government is set to join issues with Transparency following a study indicting Parliamentarians for "negative activities".
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Ending Corruption? How to Clean Up India
Jan 11, 2013 N Vittal’s book ‘Ending Corruption: How to Clean Up India’ provides a valuable insight into the political, official, commercial dimensions of corruption, writes former Indian ambassador G. Parathasarthy.
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Sri Lanka condemned for interference with judiciary
Oct 10, 2012 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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Aid agencies not so transparent after all, says Nepal study
Dec 05, 2012 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.
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Accreditation makes NGOs trustworthy: experts
Sep 24, 2013 Experts representing different organizations from the civil society stressed on the need for rewarding accountability and transparency in the NGO sector.
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Study looks at improving Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
Mar 15, 2013 The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative requires companies to declare revenue earned from oil, gas and mining industries. A new report looks at increasing transparency in the extraction industry.
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Govt to ensure accountability: Indian PM
Oct 10, 2012 The Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh said his government was committed to ensure transparency and accountability in governance.
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"India is an example of private success and public failure"
Oct 23, 2012 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.
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Fight is for changing system, not power: Team Anna
Aug 03, 2012 Team Anna on Friday said its political alternative will not compromise on corruption, holding their fight is for changing the system and not power.
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Govts keen to learn from evaluation of projects that failed, says Sri Lankan official
Oct 17, 2012 Velayuthan Sivagnanasothy, Secretary for Ministry of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development in Sri Lanka, shares his insights on evaluation of development programmes.
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Good Governance starts with citizens: Indian minister
Oct 25, 2012 India’s Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, V Narayanasamy, highlighted the role of stakeholders in governance based on transparency.
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A relatively advanced citizenship is vital for e-Governance: WB economist
Dec 10, 2012 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.
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Indian PM to review RTI Act
Oct 14, 2011 Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has ensured a critical review of Right to Information Act to streamline corruption and unaccountability in the government.
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Poonam Natrajan is new chairman of Credibility Alliance
Sep 24, 2013 Poonam Natrajan took over the chairmanship from Jagdananda, the outgoing Board chairman, during the annual general meeting of the Credibility Alliance.
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"Protect ordinary citizens from corrupt officials"
Oct 16, 2012 Columnist and former Indian diplomat, G Parthasarathy 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.
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Afghanistan's minerals can bring prosperity
Oct 13, 2011 Anti-corruption campaigner Eleanor Nichol calls for transparency in governance and aid as Afghanistan gears up to extract $3 trillion worth of minerals over the next three years. Right systems in place can bring revenue benefits to its impoverished populace, she argues.
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New land bill gives thrust to rehabilitation: Indian Minister
Sep 30, 2013 Govt is working towards promoting transparency in land sales, said Jairam Ramesh, India’s Minister For Rural Development.
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