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Slowing forest loss will be difficult until the government addresses corruption, fighting and other problems
Pierre Landell-Mills, who spent most of his working life at the World Bank, writes in his new book Citizens Against Corruption that civil society organisations are the key to stamping out graft
As far as corrupt money and capital flight are concerned, it takes two to tango
Without improving governance, it will not be possible to lift the 1.2 billion people who still live off $1.25 a day or less out of poverty and to ensure that economic growth will benefit all citizens
Extractive companies pay low fees and royalties in Africa in order to offset the political risk of operating there
A key arms trade treaty adopted by the UN General Assembly fails to tackle corruption or bribery - but with government involvement in arms trade deals, this comes as no surprise
Building resilience takes action in a wide range of areas - not least how a country is governed
With new law coming into effect in 2014, mountains of data on the oil, gas and mining industry will be released - so a handful of geeks convened to design an app or software to help make sense of it all
Over past 30 years, 120 Colombian journalists killed, but latest attempt to silence a reporter - who exposed country’s military prison as “holiday resort” for its privileged detainees - has failed
Paraguay is the second most corrupt country in South America, according to Transparency International’s 2012 corruption perceptions index
How do you better align the behaviour of business titans with the greater good of the community as a whole?
In Afghanistan, there is an incorrect perception among many men that they can do as they please and buy enough influence to keep women in cages at home
Why transparency is crucial to finally turn the tide against the scourge of undernutrition
British academic Elisabeth Kendall writes about her recent travels to Yemen’s remote and dangerous Mahra region
The international community's willingness to allow a certain level of illegality in Afghanistan in order to maintain the tenuous peace damages the possibilty of long-term self-dependency in the country