This Week in Transparency: GISWatch 2012 ReportLinks Global Information Society Watch has published the full version of their 2012 report on the Internet and corruption which includes dozens of country reports that feature, for example, Para onde foi o meu dinheiro? & Cuidadano do meu Bairro in Brazil, and...
This Week in Transparency: Disclosing Tax Data & Measuring ImpactLinks The G20’s Anti-Corruption Working Group will meet in Moscow in mid-February. Laurence Cockcroft, the author of Global Corruption, argues at Foreign Policy that the working group should focus on 1) finance sector transparency, 2) tax transparency, 3)...
This Week in Transparency: The Viral Flu App & Dirty Restaurants
The “Get a Flu Shot” app is an interesting case study of how civic apps can replicate across cities if there is sufficient demand and if the pre-existing relationships are in place. In less than 36 hours the app, which was originally created in Chicago, was replicated in Boston thanks to the facilitation of Code for America.
This Week in Transparency: Aaron Swartz
The open government community lost a great thought leader this week. Aaron Swartz was always a controversial (and sometimes divisive) member of the transparency movement. For me he was a minor hero; so young, so smart, so capable, always willing to fight for what he believed in.
This Week in Transparency
Every Friday my colleagues and I all send around our “PPP’s” — progress, problems, plans. At first glance it looks like corporate busywork, but in fact I’ve found it to be a useful way to stay up-to-date with our ever-growing team. From now on I’m going to adapt those emails into a weekly bulletin of links, events, research papers and books related to transparency (with a focus on Latin America).