Indonesia health sector / 'Kickback' new podcast / Malaysia defense corruption
Can Transparency and Accountability Programs Improve Health? Experimental Evidence from Indonesia and Tanzania (Research). “We find that on average, this program did not have a statistically significant impact on the use or content of maternal and newborn health services, nor the sense of civic efficacy or civic participation among recent mothers in the communities who were offered it…the main explanation for the lack of impact is that few communities were able to traverse the complex causal paths from planning actions to accomplishing tangible improvements in their access to quality health care.”
Arkedis et al./Harvard Kennedy School:https://www.hks.harvard.edu/publications/can-transparency-and-accountability-programs-improve-health-experimental-evidence
New Podcast Episode, Featuring Paul Heywood (Podcast/Blog).
Matthew Stephenson/The Global Anticorruption Blog: https://globalanticorruptionblog.com/2019/06/13/new-podcast-episode-featuring-paul-heywood/
Malaysia’s Defense Corruption Challenge in the Spotlight. “Defense Minister Mohamad Sabu claimed that more than 500 million ringgit had been lost due to these projects. This scandal management has been part of a broader reform effort that also involves other initiatives as well, including the drafting of the country’s first-ever defense white paper.”