Follow the Money: A Mechanism for Open Government System and Corruption Reduction in Gambia

By: Marr Nyang When corruption is ignored, perpetrators get richer, leaving hundreds of thousands of people hungry, ill, and insecure. This occurs when national budget and community development funds are allocated for a specific project, but only a portion is used (if ever) and the rest ends up being embezzled...

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To boost your economy, end corruption

Worldwide more than 1 trillion U.S. dollars are lost due to government corruption. That’s according to the World Bank, which reports that corrupt governments discourage foreign investment and reduce opportunities for their citizens. The report offers 10 ways to fight government corruption. While some are targeted to high-level officials, they...

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How can technology keep government transparent and fair?

Sometimes technology can feel pretty impersonal. But when it comes to combatting corruption, removing the personal element can be pretty effective. “If you take the face-to-face exchange out of the equation, by putting the case status online, for example, clerk’s opportunity to shake me down disappears,” said Alexandra Wrage,...

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Mandela Washington Fellow Fatu Ogwuche – an international election observer in Washington, D.C.

Fatu Ogwuche, a Mandela Washington Fellow (2015), traveled to Washington, D.C., to act as an international election observer in the November 2016 U.S. presidential election. She is currently working on election projects in Ghana, The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia and the U.S. (See full bio below.) The views and opinions expressed...

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Special edition U.S. elections #YALICHAT wrap-up

Political consultant and public relations specialist, Kitty Kurth, joined the YALI Network team to answer your questions about the United States’ elections. This historic presidential election caught the attention of YALI Network members and people across the globe. Still have questions about the electoral process? Learn more with these snapshots...

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