Good Governance: The Inflation of an Idea by Merilee S. Grindle looks at the ability of an idea, such as good governance, to take off and expand eventually growing into something bigger than intended and not able to live up to the hype associated with it.
The International Republican Institute (IRI) has released a survey of Moldova public opinion.
The paper by Laurie Nathan, The Peacemaking Effectiveness of Regional Organizations, looks at the role international institutions play in creating and maintaining peace and stability within their region.
The paper published by the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit brings to light the dilemma that arises as a result of the high costs of running for and becoming a member of parliament in Afghanistan, and the various sources of income the candidates have access to.
Washington, DC – Today IRI released its first survey of public opinion in Egypt along with analysis of the poll’s findings.
Getting Away With Murder: CPJ’s 2011 Impunity Index spotlights 13 countries where journalists are slain and killers go free ranks the countries according to their level of protecting journalists and if violence occurs how the investigation is handled.
Assessing Democracy Assistance: Ghana by Emmanuel Gyimah-Boadi is part of the series sponsored by the World Movement for Democracy which looks at the role of external donors in the democratic reforms taking place in Ghana.
A More Strategic U.S. Approach to Police Reform in Africa published by CSIS looks at the role of African police forces in maintaining security and development.
Proactive Transparency: The future of the right to information? A review of standards, challenges, and opportunities by Helen Darbishire written for the World Bank discusses the nature and necessity of proactive transparency from the government to the public.
Building Public Support for Anti-Corruption Efforts – Why Anti-corruption agencies need to communicate and how published by the World Bank provides a how-to-guide for anti-corruption agencies to develop better communication with the media and to develop positive public opinion in order to more effectively fight corruption.
In Reshaping Institutions: Evidence on External Aid and Local Collective Action; Katherine Casey et al evaluate the impact of a community directed development (CDD) program in Sierra Leone.
IFES conducted a nationwide survey in late March and early April to gain insight into the citizenry’s expectations for these elections, the readiness of the electorate, and the general confidence in the elections process.
The report published by CSIS regarding the recent general elections in Singapore on May 7 describes the increase in political participation and room for the opposition to be heard and have representation.
Freedom of Expression without Freedom of the Press by Maria Lipman analyzes the current atmosphere of the media in Russia.
Press Freedom in Africa 2010 is written and published by the Federation of African Journalists providing an overview of what has taken place in the media sector in Africa for 2010.
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has released a new publication, which assists international actors in the development of effective complaint adjudication systems.
A Balanced Assessment of Russian Civil Society analyzes the atmosphere in which NGOs operate in Russia and attempts to provide an unbiased representation of the situation NGOs face in Russia.
The Experience on Civil Society as an Anticorruption Actor in East Central Asia by Alina Mungin-Pippidi looks at the role of civil society, economic factors, and good governance in promoting democratization and curbing corruption.