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 |

Des budgets militaires opaques, une supervision défaillante et aucune information sur les dépenses cachées : voilà ce que révèle Transparency International-UK (TI-UK) au sujet des dépenses de…

Christine Petré |

كشف تقرير جديد لمنظمة الشفافية الدولية بشأن الإنفاق على قطاع الدفاع أن موازانات الدفاع في معظم بلدان الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا غير متاحة للجمهور، وتتسم بضعف الرقابة، ولا يتم توفير أي معلومات عن…

كريستين بتري |

Crédits photo. 5th Pillar Un professeur de sciences physiques indien, qui vit à l’étranger, s’est retrouvé harcelé par d’interminables demandes de pots-de-vin alors qu’il était en visite dans son…

Alice Lloyd |

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 |