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This week, delegates from all over the world are arriving in London to attend the Open Government Partnership 2013 Annual Summit. With membership of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) having expanded from 8 countries to 60 in just 2 years, the event will bring together influential governments, civil society groups and private sector leaders to […]

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Our friends at Publish What You Fund are now hiring. We wanted to share the following opportunity with our blog readers: We are looking for a great new Advocacy Manager. Do you know anyone with a strong advocacy record and knowledge of transparency and/or development who is ready to take on a senior management role […]

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While Senegal is often considered one of Africa’s most stable democracies, that’s not to say that it doesn’t have problems with transparency and accountability. On the contrary, corruption remains a big problem, with some 56% of people reporting having paid a bribe in 2010.

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Global Transparency Week press release A series of high-profile events to highlight the importance of transparency for development, innovation, equitable growth, and poverty reduction will begin tomorrow. The first ever Global Transparency Week (October 24 – November 1) is taking place at a time when public interest in government and corporate transparency has never been higher.

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With the OGP just around the corner, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at the work of some of Indigo’s grantees working on parliamentary monitoring and constitutional transparency and access. Of course, these two areas are but a selection of those that might come under a broader transparency and accountability umbrella. […]

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In October 2012, when the Follow The Money Team were developing their website, little did they know that the hashtag #SaveBagega was going to reach a staggering 600,000 people from over 100 countries. Consequently, putting more pressure on the government of Nigeria to attend to the urgent need of this ailing community. I have it […]

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The tech for social change scene in Senegal was a vibrant surprise. As Indigo has never really funded in Francophone West Africa before, we were unsure what to expect, but were very pleasantly surprised by what we found.

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Earlier today, the Gates Foundation announced that they would start publishing details of their grants and charitable investments through the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). As the world’s largest private foundation their decision to publish details of everything they fund in a transparent, machine-readable and timely fashion is a huge boost for the aid transparency […]

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The following post was kindly provided by Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine’s, John Dusabe, one of the investigators in the IntHEC sexual health study part funded by Indigo. Access to reproductive health services remains a big challenge in remote rural areas in Tanzania, due to limited health personnel, the public’s poor health seeking behaviour, distance […]

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I’ve written a piece in the Guardian which showcases the work of some of our fantastic grantees working across Africa to empower citizens to hold their governments to account. You can read it here.

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