IDEAS Media Statement: UN urged not to remove access to data on public finance management from revised zero draft

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IDEAS wrote to the United Nation urging them not to remove access to data on public finance management from revised zero draft Kuala Lumpur, 17 July 2014 – Last Friday (11 July 2014), IDEAS with the International Budget Partnership (IBP), together with 60 organisations around the world, sent a letter [...]

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The International Budget Partnership Response to the Open Working Group’s “Zero Draft rev 1” on Sustainable Development Goals

July 10, 2014 The International Budget Partnership Response to the Open Working Group’s “Zero Draft rev 1” on Sustainable Development Goals The International Budget Partnership (IBP) collaborates with civil society around the world to ensure that scarce public resources are used to reduce poverty and promote effective governance. Our experience, as well as a growing [...]

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Generating best value for taxpayers’ money: How to improve transparency and accountability in Malaysia’s public contracting system

The Malaysian government has embarked on initiatives to improve transparency in government procurement since 2010. More information about procurement activities are now available for the public. However there is room for improvement. The paper proposes the following five steps to improve this initiative. First, incorporate new rules to the current procurement process/cycle to improve its [...]

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From average to excellent: What constitute a successful school transformation

In 2012, IDEAS embarked on a research to assess a successful school transformation programme. This project was funded by Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD). The school assessed was SMK Ahmad Maher in Kelantan. Attached is the report published by the YSD. The report is available in Bahasa Malaysia and English.

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