Marked by the first World Humanitarian Summit in May in Istanbul, 2016 was supposed to be the year to #ReShapeAid. The gathering failed to live up to its enormous hype, but the resulting Grand Bargain showed the direction of travel on a host of important humanitarian issues ranging from transparency to multi-year funding, from less earmarking and more localisation to greater collaboration between humanitarian and development actors.
Nearly 1 in 3 paid a bribe in Middle East and North Africa in past 12 months
New Transparency International report shows MENA governments failing to stop corruption as they suppress citizens’ voices
Nearly one in three citizens who tried to access basic public services in the Middle East and North Africa paid a bribe, a Transparency International report said today, showing that governments across the region have failed to hear their citizens’ voices against corruption.