Bangladesh RTI report / UK falls short / India corruption study

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Report on the Bangladeshi media and the Right To Information Act.  Management and Resources Development Initiative (MRDI) has launched an assessment report on How the Bangladeshi Media use the RTI Act for Free and Qualitative Reporting, with support from the Embassy of Switzerland to Bangladesh and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC.

The report is available for download here: http://mrdibd.org/downloads/Assessmentreport-SwissEmbassy.pdf

Thank you to Hasibur Rahman, Executive Director, MRDI, Dhaka, Bangladesh, for sharing this information.

DFID’s Efforts Undermined As The Government Stalls On Anti-Corruption (opinion).  "Unfortunately, whilst DFID prioritise anti-corruption efforts to try and help the world’s most disadvantaged people, other parts of the UK Government are falling short."

Stephen Twigg/Huffington Post UK: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/stephen-twigg/corruption-dfid_b_14198090.html

Madhya Pradesh initiates study on corruption in gov't.  In a first, the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh has engaged experts to undertake "Understanding the Causes, Forms and Strategies to Combat Corruption in Government", a study of corruption initiated by Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Good Governance and Policy Analysis, a state government institute chaired by the chief minister.

AnkurSirothial/The Times of India: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/madhya-pradesh-initiates-study-on-corruption-in-government/articleshow/56545812.cms

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