On 18 September, the Brookings Institution and partner organizations will host an event to discuss new developments in how transparency, accountability, and participation initiatives, supported by complementary reforms, can contribute to reducing corruption and achieving sustainable development. The event will be webcast live, and viewers can follow the conversation on Twitter using #Transparency.
This new index shows promise in some developing countries, but raises alarms over sovereign wealth funds and citizens' freedom to hold governments to account.
In late June, the Tunisian minister of energy, mines and renewable energy announced a five-point plan to increase extractive industry transparency. Rooted in the country’s commitment to implement the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, this is a watershed moment for Tunisia.