Accountability Global News Scan

Posted on:01-06-10

A round up of accountability news and views from around the world. Read more »

After the Tsunami: Malaysia’s Transformed Political Landscape in 2004 Continues to Test its Democracy

Posted on:28-05-10

The documentary Selapas Tsunami (After the Tsunami), assesses the sweeping political changes brought about by the results of the 12th General Election in Malaysia, and discusses the ramifications these changes have had on government accountability and the building of a

FAQs on NRHM Fund Flows

Posted on:24-05-10

By Sruti Bandyopadhyay

The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) aims at strengthening the financial management structure and accounting systems so as to conform to best practices and meet accounting and auditing standards, at all levels. However, on several fronts, achievements have fallen short.

1. At what level can one identify the variations in reported figures?
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UPA First-Year Performance Review: Mixed Results, Promising Future?

Posted on:20-05-10
As the UPA-II completes its first year, there have been a series of articles in the media assessing its performance on various fronts. Livemint has published a review of the UPA’s reform agena, Good Moves, Bad Press, and posted a podcast discussion with AI’s Yamini Aiyar on the UPA’s successes and failures.

Livemint series: MGNREGA Implementation in 5 States

Posted on:19-05-10
The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme is considered one of the largest social safety nets of its kind, spending under which has totaled almost Rs 80,000 crore in the past four years. Livemint has recently published an extensive series on MGNREGA, assessing its implementation in various regions. The record and status is patchy but hopeful, and continued government commitment to the program appears crucial for its success.