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1 Carolyn Ball, Ph.D. Associate Professor Public Administration

2  Accountability  Trust  Sunshine laws  Whistleblower laws  Open meetings  Freedom of Information

3  Creates a perception of a problem  Can offer a solution or strategy to resolve a problem

4  Peter Eigen, World Bank Manager  Transparency International formed 1993  Corruption Index http://www.transparency.org/about_us/organisation

5  Effects and consequences of corruption for citizens

6  Accident of translation  Assumption German, French, and English meaning of Transparenz, transparence, and transparency are similar  English: an overhead film, something clear, seamless, or even a condom

7  World Bank, IMF, European Union, treaties  Transparency focuses on upfront or before hand openness

8  Accountability emphasizes an oversight body after the fact  Sometimes used interchangeably with transparency http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL08s5uH8as ◦

9  Decision-making  Access to Information http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72g7qmeP1dE

10  Actions creating credible governance systems, visible performance measurement systems, readily available information http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2009/08/24/pitching-patient- safety-and-hospital-transparency-on-youtube/

11  Political Action Committees http://fec.gov/disclosure.shtml  New Nonprofit Advocacy Committee that doesn’t report donors http://www.crossroadsgps.org/


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