Ca marche au Texas Par Susan Combs, Contrôleur général de l’État du Texas. Les dépenses publiques sont souvent perçues comme impénétrables, opaques au possible. Mais les contribuables ont le droit de savoir quel usage est fait de leur argent, les autorités publiques doivent donc leur rendre des comptes. (Illustration René Le Honzec) Le site Internet « Où va l’argent » lancé par l’État donne accès aux détails des transactions de toutes les agences publiques et des établissements d’enseignement supérieur. Voir où va l’argent Le bureau du Contrôleur du Texas lança le site « Où va l’argent » en juin 2007, offrant une vue sur les larges catégories de dépenses pour toutes les institutions et agences de l’État, telles qu’elles lui étaient reportées par celles-ci. Au-delà du bénéfice d’offrir au public l’accès aux données des dépenses, le bureau du Contrôleur découvrit un bénéfice interne à la priorité donnée à la transparence : rendre les opérations des agences plus claires pour les contrôleurs eux-mêmes.
Federation of American Scientists LittleSis - Profiling the powers that be Identifying and Regulating Systemically Important Financial Institutions: The Risks of Under and Over Identification and Regulation Certain financial institutions are so central to the American financial system that their failure could cause traumatic damage, both to financial markets and to the larger economy. These institutions are often referred to as “systemically important financial institutions” or SIFIs. Among its numerous provisions, the Dodd-Frank Act, the comprehensive reform legislation signed into law during the summer of 2010, requires financial regulators belonging to the Financial Stability Oversight Committee (FSOC)  to designate those financial institutions that are systemically important. Such SIFIs are to be supervised more closely and potentially required to operate with greater safety margins, such as higher levels of capital, and to face further limitations on their activities. This policy brief is intended to assist the Fed and the FSOC with this difficult task. 1. 2.
USAID and NGO transparency: When in doubt, hide the data by Till Bruckner, PhD candidate at the University of Bristol and former Transparency International Georgia aid monitoring coordinator In my last blog post on this website, I claimed that some NGOs had instructed USAID to hide part or all of their project budgets in a FOIA response, and praised others for their openness. Aid Watch subsequently contacted all NGOs mentioned in the piece for comments. In its response, World Vision denied ever having asked USAID to withhold budgetary information: World Vision has checked thoroughly with all of its relevant offices and found no record of having received notification of this FOIA request by USAID or any evidence that WV asked USAID to redact information in the documents requested of USAID by Bruckner. Referring to a letter from the donor agency, World Vision correctly pointed out that in the letter, “USAID did not state or imply that World Vision asked that this information be withheld.” USAID never did contact me again on this matter.
PRI • Pacific Research Institute Home Mission Statement The goals of the Frank J. Petrilli Center for Research in International Finance (CRIF) are to support scholarly research in the field of international finance, to foster interaction between the academic and business/finance communities, and to add recognition to the research being done at Fordham University Schools of Business. Funded by the Fordham University School of Business, CRIF promotes interdisciplinary collaborations among financial engineers, historians, monetary economists, and legal scholars, in and outside Fordham. CRIF sponsors a working paper series and hosts a series of regular research workshops.
Top 30 think tanks in the world 2011 The latest report of global think tanks rankings was released by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the University of Pennsylvania's International Relations Program on January 20 this year. This annual report, named "The 2011 Global Go To Think Tank Rankings," the fifth edition of the kind, contains the most comprehensive rankings of the world's top think tanks, which has been described as the insider's guide to the global marketplace of ideas. A total of 6,545 think tanks in the world were contacted and encouraged to participate in the nominations process, and a group of over 6000 scholars, journalists, policymakers, public and private donors, think tanks, and regional and subject area specialists were involved. The nominations and rankings were based on the detailed set of criteria, including the think tanks' production of rigorous and relevant research, publications, and programs in one or more substantive areas of research. Fraser Institute Establishment: 1974
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