The Governance Project is dedicated to deepening our understanding of the root causes of the seismic shifts in many political systems in both developed and emerging economies and to designing and testing responses that can help revitalize democracy and foster institutional transformation.
The Governance Project currently has three subprojects:
Arena analyses and tests effective counter-strategies to the problems of disinformation, polarisation and hate speech. Further information here.
The new Transformation Lab will work with governments and civil society in countries undergoing fundamental economic and political transformation to support the building of institutions through research and peer-to-peer exchange of knowledge and experience. Further information here.
The Who Owns What project, joint with the UK government and the two NGOs Global Witness and Open Corporates, draws on a new publicly available dataset to analyse critical elements of transparency in corporate and political governance. Further information here.
Within the overall Governance Project, we will explore links between the three governance projects, e.g., demonstrating ownership links between media holdings and other business interests in specific countries undergoing transformation.