November 2010 Archives

Bayanihang Eskwela

BusinessWorld, the leading business newspaper in the Philippines, has featured Bayanihang Eskwela (Community Spirit for Schools), a project that monitors the quality of construction of government school buildings in this country. According to the BusinessWorld story, Bayanihang Eskwela is based on “trust and openness between the government and the people”. As the story explains:...

Open Budget Survey released

The International Budget Partnership has released the Open Budget Survey 2010 , the only independent, comparative, regular measure of budget transparency and accountability around the world. Produced every two years by independent experts not beholden to national governments, the report reveals that 74  of the 94 countries assessed  fail to meet basic standards of transparency and...

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