Archive | January 2013

Accountability Innovations We Love, No 6: E-Participation

Credit: NOSI

Discussing e-governance in Cape Verde. Credit: NOSI

E-governance initiatives, heavily touted as the ICT revolution took off in the past decade, have generally not lived up to expectations or functioned as effectively as hoped by many citizens. Read More…

Useful Versus Useless Transparency

By Anne-Sophie Lambert, Accountability Lab Resident

IndonesiaTransparency has frequently been cited as a cure to corruption. Freedom of information has been declared a universal human right, with over 70 countries adopting it as such to date.

However, as Albert Einstein once said, “Not everything that counts can be measured and not everything that can be measured counts.” Read More…