Defense budgets are not publicly available, oversight is weak, and information about hidden spending is non-existent, says Transparency International-UK (TI-UK) of defense spending by the 17…

Christine Petré |

Also available in Spanish,  French and Arabic Photo credit: 5th Pillar An expatriate Indian physics professor, when traveling back home to India, found himself harassed by endless extortion…

Alice Lloyd |

One walks into a doctor’s office knowing what hurts but with little knowledge of what should be done to fix it. Identifying proper treatment requires sophisticated tests, participation of experts…

Dmitry Sivaev |

India is home to 15, 000 kilometers of navigable inland waterways. Photo credit: Anirban Dutta / World Bank South Asia can now reap the benefits of greater regional integration it once enjoyed…

Prasad Thakur, Piyush Bagaria |

  Tensions were high at the international Board meeting of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Berne, Switzerland.  EITI Board members, 20 in all, including civil society…

Charles Feinstein |

Cross posted from the End Poverty in South Asia blog It has been a season ripe with new ideas and shifts in the open data conversation. At the Cartagena Data Festival in April, the call for a…

Ankur N |

The smog over Delhi. Photo credit: Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier / Creative Commons Urbanization provides the countries of South Asia with the opportunity to transform their economies to join the…

Mark Roberts, Urvashi Narain |

All of the parties involved in public-private partnership (PPP) transactions – including both governments and project developers – frequently express concern over the time and expense involved in…

Mark Moseley |

It has been a season ripe with new ideas and shifts in the open data conversation. At the Cartagena Data Festival in April, the call for a country-led data revolution was loud and clear. Later in…

Ankur Nagar |

Sarbamati Riverfront Development before Sarbamati Riverfront development after Robert Solow once said: “Livability is not a middle-class luxury, it is an economic imperative.” But how related are…

Sangmoo Kim, Rana Amirtahmasebi |