Judicial integrity: The missing link?

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Filed under: Anticorruption Governance Human rights Social inclusion

The integrity, independence and impartiality of the judiciary are essential to protecting human rights and fostering economic development. But is this enough to ensure social justice and an inclusive legal state? Unfortunately, for disadvantaged and vulnerable groups across Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, the lack of access to justice is widespread. And it… Read more »

Join us for International Anti-Corruption Day Monday 9 December #IACD2013

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Filed under: Anticorruption Governance

Corruption is a serious crime that can undermine social and economic development in all societies. If only 10 percent of the money lost from corruption were channeled back to development, it would be enough to achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals by the 2015 deadlines. International Anti-Corruption Day brings together people from all walks… Read more »

Time to kick off our data journalism bootcamp #datajcamp13

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Filed under: Anticorruption Development 2.0 Governance Social inclusion Social innovation

I just arrived in Chisinau, Moldova for our regional data journalism bootcamp! The energy even before the event has started is more than promising. My colleagues from the anti-corruption team, Camilla and Ira, gathered over 30 young journalists from across the region, as well as Michael Bauer from the Open Knowledge Foundation, who flew in… Read more »

Montenegro competing in Bright Spots – a win for our open government efforts

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Filed under: Anticorruption Governance Social innovation

This is a massive week for open government – over 1,000 delegates from all over the world are gathering in London for the Open Government Partnership Annual Summit. I was lucky enough to get an invite thanks to Bright Spots, a competition which the Open Government Partnership (OGP) team ran ahead of the summit to… Read more »

Open data for accountable governance: Is data literacy the key to citizen engagement?

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Filed under: Anticorruption Development 2.0 Governance Social inclusion Social innovation

Citizen engagement has been at the forefront of my mind while researching the use of innovation and technology in anti-corruption. How can technology connect citizens with governments, and how can we foster, harness, and sustain the citizen engagement that is so essential to anti-corruption efforts? UNDP has worked on a number of projects that use… Read more »

Taking the public pulse on justice in Serbia

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Filed under: Anticorruption Governance Human rights Social inclusion

I recently had the privilege of listening to legal professionals and representatives from women’s groups, people with disabilities and minorities, talk about issues related to justice in Serbia. UNDP organized a series of focus group discussions to delve deeper into some of the issues that came out of a recently held crowdsourcing survey, where citizens… Read more »

How can technology improve public policy? Come find out in Dublin!

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Filed under: Anticorruption Development Development 2.0 Governance Guest posts Social inclusion Social innovation

This June, policymakers and techies from around Europe will come together in Dublin to discuss how technology can be used to improve the policymaking process. The challenge Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have supported decision-making processes for many years. Whether used for analyzing datasets, managing processes, or monitoring expenditure, governments have been a traditional large… Read more »