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2012 - The internet and corruption

Who is doing what when it comes to technology for transparency, accountability and anti-corruption

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Practical Participation

Fighting corruption is a responsibility that all global institutions, funders and NGOs have to take seriously. Institutions are engaged with the fight against corruption on a number of fronts. Firstly, for those institutions such as the World Bank that distribute funds or loans, there is a responsibility to address potential corruption in their own project portfolios through accessible and well-equipped review and inspection mechanisms.

In search of transparency: From “using” to “shaping” technology

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Cardiff University and The Citizen Lab, University of Toronto

In an age in which power equals “the possession, assimilation and retailing of information as a basic commodity of daily life,”1 transparenc

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Using technology for collaborative transparency: Risks and opportunities

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Association for Progressive Communications

Introduction

By undermining public trust and eroding societal infrastructure, corruption contributes to and is broadly indicative of widening power inequalities in many countries. The often insidious nature of corruption makes it difficult to address, and often requires substantial changes to regulation and public oversight. Transparency is an important tool in combating corruption, exposing weaknesses in governance structures and encouraging participation in governance.

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