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Calling in Against Corruption


Calling in Against Corruption

A Pakistani official set out to prevent bureaucrats from demanding bribes for providing basic public services. The solution: citizen feedback through mobile phones. Mohammad Omar Masud is the author of the second case study in the Transitions Forum's 'Curbing Corruption: Ideas That Work' series.

Recent Publications

Counter Propaganda: Cases from US Public Diplomacy and Beyond

Friday, 24 July 2015

Nicholas J. Cull is the author of the latest paper in the Legatum Institute's 'Beyond Propaganda' series. In Counter Propaganda, Cull examines the use of propaganda in American history, its impact on government policies and citizen mind-sets.

2015 Africa Prosperity Summit Report

Friday, 26 June 2015

The Legatum Institute has published a report that captures the core themes of its 2015 Africa Prosperity Summit in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (May 2015). The report reveals four catalysts for Africa's future prosperity: innovation, women, security and data.

The New Authoritarians: Ruling Through Disinformation

Monday, 22 June 2015

To launch its 'Beyond Propaganda' series, the Legatum Institute has published a collection of essays that explore how and why neo-authoritarian and ‘hybrid’ regimes have become more sophisticated in their use of propaganda in the 21st century.

The Data Sleuths of San José

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

How three scrappy Costa Rican reporters used the power of data to bring down a system of sleaze—Christian Caryl, editor of Democracy Lab and Legatum Institute Senior Fellow, delivers the first case study in a new Transitions Forum series titled, Curbing Corruption: Ideas That Work.

An Introduction to the History of Capitalism 600-1900 AD

Thursday, 23 April 2015

The Legatum Institute is pleased to publish a collection of essays based on the first year of its 'History of Capitalism' course. With an introduction by Hywel Williams, Senior Adviser, the lectures in this publication outline the chief features of a movement of endeavour and thought that has transformed the human condition.

India 2015: Towards Economic Transformation

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Rajiv Kumar of the Pahle India Foundation is the author of a new Transitions Forum paper which examines whether India's developing democracy can achieve rapid economic reform.

Libya: Whose Land Is It?

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Mary Fitzgerald and Tarek Megerisi are the authors of a new Transitions Forum paper that looks at Libya’s transition through the question of property rights.

Building Coalitions for Reform in Brazil

Thursday, 26 February 2015

In the latest 'Transitions Lecture Series' paper, author Marcus Melo, Professor of Political Science, Federal University of Pernambuc, examines how reform was pursued in post-authoritarian Brazil and what can be expected of today's post-election scenario.