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Brazil’s Groundbreaking Attempt to Get Corporate Money Out of City Politics

January 11, 2017Ariel Kogan, Ana Carolina Evangelista

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Brazil’s Groundbreaking Attempt to Get Corporate Money Out of City Politics

January 11, 2017 | Ariel Kogan, Ana Carolina Evangelista

In 2016, for the first time, all private-sector campaign financing for municipal elections came exclusively from individuals.

Against Ambivalence

January 5, 2017 | Chris Stone

Living in uncertain times is no excuse to relax our commitment to open societies—indeed, it obligates us to work harder than ever.

How One Courageous Whistle-Blower Exposed Corruption in Slovakia’s Government

December 20, 2016 | Gabriel Sipos

The story of an ordinary civil servant turned transparency pioneer.

In Tunisia, 62,000 Voices Call Out for Justice

December 12, 2016 | Salwa El Gantri

After half a century of human rights abuses, Tunisians are finally getting answers.

Hope on the Road Ahead

November 18, 2016 | Chris Stone

Hatred, racist bigotry, and sexist violence are not new. But the frequency and scale we’ve seen since November 8 are alarming.

Corruption in the Czech Republic Finally Meets Its Match

November 11, 2016 | Lukáš Kraus

Advocates and politicians are working together to change the way the country does business.

Civil Society in Brazil Is Urbanizing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

November 10, 2016 | Oded Grajew, Maurício Piragino

By using the SDGs to update municipal best practices, advocates hope the UN’s goals can improve life in cities like São Paulo.

In the Fight Against Human Trafficking, Child Soldiers Get Ignored

November 7, 2016 | Jeremy Ravinsky, Lora Lumpe

U.S. law prohibits military aid to countries that use child soldiers, but a loophole allows the money to flow regardless.

West Africa’s “Promise Trackers” Hold Politicians to Their Word

November 4, 2016 | Catherine Kyenret Angai

A new tool monitors candidates’ vows―and puts their feet to the fire when they break them.

Tunisia’s Negligence of Small Farmers Is Creating a Food Crisis

November 2, 2016 | Ezzaddean El Safi

Efforts to kick-start the economy largely exclude small farmers, leaving the country dangerously dependent on imported food.

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