May 2011 Archives

The knowledge bank that listens to the people

The Jakarta Post interviewed World Bank Managing Director Sri Mulyani Indrawati on the challenges she deals with in the regions she oversees:  East Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa.  According to the Jakarta Post , Ms Indrawati "believes that the global financial institution must practice what it preaches to its member countries on governance, including the principles of...

Transparency in Cambodia Tribunal Proceedings...

Theary Seng, ANSA EAP Executive Committee member and human rights activists pushed for transparency in the proceedings of a UN backed court deliberating whether to file charges on Khmer Rouge cadres.  According to the AFP News Agency "The court, dogged by allegations of political interference and strapped for cash, has yet to announce whether it will go ahead with a third and fourth case...

Concerns raised over new Cambodian procurement law

Phnom Phen Post reports that a new Cambodian procurement law is scheduled to be submitted to the Council of Ministers next week despite reservations from citizen groups on whether the law will be able to "ensure transparency in the public bidding process". San Chey, ANSA EAP Network Fellow for Cambodia, calls for independent citizen groups to have access to and monitor the bidding...

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UN Organizes International Meetings

Below are meetings being organized by The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs in the next few months.  Interested parties may contact the UN for details. 2011 Public Service Forum and Awards , to take place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 20-24 June 2011. The event comprises a Ministerial Round Table and several workshops, including one on engagement of citizens in...

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