Monthly Archives: May 2015

  • Billions will be needed to rebuild Nepal after two deadly earthquakes in as many weeks. But what will happen to the money flowing into a country where corruption is seen as “endemic”? Britain is already the biggest national donor to Nepal – but what has happened to this aid? The village looks like it has […]

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  • The Prime Minister Natural Disaster Relief Fund meant for the assistance of quake survivors has received a total of around Rs 3.252 billion. According to the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers (OPMCM), the amount was collected from different non-profit-making social organisations at home and abroad, corporate houses, social activists and Nepali embassies […]

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  • The Worldwide Governance Indicator (WGI) is a project  carried out by the World Bank from 1996-2013 which reports on aggregate and individual governance indicators. WGI reports on six broad dimension of governance of 215 countries and territories. The six dimensions are i)  Voice and Accountability, ii) Political Stability and No Violence, iii) Government Effectiveness, iv)Regulatory […]

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  • The International Budget Partnership collaborates with civil society around the world to use budget analysis and advocacy as a tool to improve effective governance and reduce poverty. The Open Budget Index assigns countries covered by the Survey a transparency score on a 100-point scale using 95 questions from the 125 questions on the Survey. These […]

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  • The Fund for Peace, a Washington D.C, based non-profit research and educational institution, and the Foreign Policy magazine publishes an annual Failed States Index. Failed States Index ranks states based on their socio-economic and political performance, of which four are social factors, two economic and six political factors. Socio economic indicators include demographic pressures, human […]

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  • The Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Transformation Index (BTI) analyzes and evaluates the quality of democracy, market economy and political management in 129 developing and transition countries and is published every two years. It assess policymaking and political transformations, and measures successes and setbacks on the path towards democracy based on the rule of law and a market […]

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  • Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has urged the international community and development partners to support the rehabilitation of the people displaced by the earthquakes and to aid the government’s larger reconstruction effort. At a press meet organised in Baluwatar on Sunday, Koirala appealed to all the stakeholders to be part of the rebuilding process. He said […]

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  • Opinions are divided over the institutional framework that will oversee the massive rebuilding activities that need to be carried out–whether it should be through an existing government mechanism or a separate new entity. The government itself has not reached a decision. However, Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat has been dropping hints that the government was […]

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  • As millions of dollars are being donated to help earthquake-struck Nepal, Transparency International urges the government to commit to accountability It is absolutely critical that the millions of dollars committed to relief efforts inNepal reach those who need it most and are not diverted or misused by those in power. Even though corruption is a risk, […]

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  • As a part of the global movement that promotes transparency, accountability and integrity, TI Nepal has started to track the flow of earthquake related aid/ donation to Nepal. Prior to this, opinions were solicited from the Hon. Finance Minister of Nepal and Transparency International Secretariat.  Currently Government portals, Financial Tracking Services of the UN and media reports are being used as […]

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