President Cyril Ramaphosa must prioritise evidence-based policy making.
Ramaphosa’s "new dawn" will require a rigorous evidence-base of what works to guide high-level policy planning and design.
The gender pay gap has proved difficult to close.
Women make about 81 cents for every dollar a man earns, little changed in recent years. Could more pay transparency change that?
Does the news business need a better definition of transparency?
Trust in the news media is low. One way to regain that trust is better transparency, media experts say. But what does transparency mean? The field of organizational management may provide an answer.
Several flaws have already emerged in Facebook's new measures to stop improper political influence.
An unmanned U.S. Predator drone flies over southern Afghanistan.
AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth
Civilian casualty counts are a powerful tool for propaganda – and for establishing peace.
The lack of transparency seems to be worse in certain disease areas, including diabetes and heart disease.
Clinical guidelines have a big impact on the care you receive and the drugs you're prescribed. But one in five doctors who write these guidelines have undisclosed ties to drug companies.
The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, meets with Russian president Vladimir Putin in 2015. In the 2018 Transparency International report, Venezuela ranks 168 and Russia ranks 138. The least-corrupt country in the world is Denmark, followed by strong democracies such as New Zealand, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland.
The rankings in Transparency International's 2018 index shows that highly democratic countries tend to have low levels of corruption. Is there something inherent in corruption that can kill democracy?
Different approaches to e-governance could bear fruit for African countries.
African countries' adoption of e-government platforms hasn't served the majority of their citizens.
Morrison said the government.
had been working on the issue since January.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten slammed the proposed body was “not a
fair dinkum anti-corruption commission”. It would be limited in scope
and power and had no transparency.
Voters want their governments – local, state, and federal – to clean up their act and put integrity reforms high on the agenda.
Almost all states have improved their accountability in recent years, and are far ahead of the Commonwealth government.
Transparency isn’t a silver bullet, but increasing it would go some way to changing the secrecy around who has access – and how much – to the government of the day.
A new report from Grattan Institute argues the secrecy and inequality surrounding who has "say" and "sway" in Canberra can be remedied – if politicians can just find the will to do it.
Edmonton’s new NHL arena opened in 2016 and was partially funded by $226 million from the City of Edmonton.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
The Calgary Flames are the latest pro sports team asking for public funds for a new arena. Cities across North America help fund sports facilities, but with little transparency and accountability
Students and faculty members have protested arrangements GMU made with donors.
AP Photo/Matt Barakat
When public universities and their foundations take large sums of money from political and strategic philanthropists, they can’t safeguard academic freedom unless there's some transparency.
Those women affected fear the inquiry they fought for will protect, rather than uncover, the state’s secrets.
The women who called for an inquiry into the actions of undercover police have since walked out of proceedings they see as unjust.
Wikipedia depends on the collaborative effort of volunteer writers to add information, bypassing trusted authorities.
The technology behind blockchain remains a mystery to many, but the it shares many common features with the popular online encyclopedia with which most web users are very familiar.
March for Science in Portland, Oregon, April 22, 2017.
The March for Science on April 14 and Earth Day on April 22 are likely to generate big crowds demonstrating against Trump administration policies. Here are some issues they'll be marching about.
Personal data has been dubbed the “new oil”, and data brokers are very efficient miners.
Third party data brokers trade in personal information and the industry is worth billions. But the activities of these companies remain largely invisible. It's time to shine a light.
The Open Budget Index gave Australia’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) report a high score of 93.
In it's first inclusion in the Open Budget Index of 115 countries, Australia ranks 12th.
One government transparency movement may now be threatened by the other.
During Sunshine Week, three scholars of government transparency look at a potential collision between the old freedom of information movement and the new open government movement. Is there room for both?
Reports of sexual misconduct by Oxfam aid workers sparked a flurry of other allegations.
To stop sexual exploitation in the aid sector, more self-regulation by NGOs isn't the answer.