About Us


Publication: 2013-09-20



Name:Owen Ambur


Name:Global Integrity


Global Integrity is a tax-exempt organization incorporated in the District of Columbia in the United States under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is supported by a diverse mix of charitable foundations, governments, multilateral institutions, and the private sector... Global Integrity is an innovation lab that produces high-quality research and creates cutting-edge technology to advance the work of a global network of civic, public, and private reformers pursuing increased transparency and accountability in governments.


  • GovernmentsOur theory of change -- We view corruption as a universal challenge, not a problem specific to low-income countries. It is not just about national governments, but about local government and communities as well as key sectors within economies. Corruption is not a "development" issue; it is a political and economic one. The solutions to curbing corruption - transparency and accountability - are not luxuries but are essential everywhere. They are available anywhere, provided there is leadership as well as demand for reform.

  • National Governments

  • Local Governments

  • Communities

  • Private SectorOur theory of change is based on the belief that governance, transparency, and accountability reforms are best achieved when public sector reforms are met with a demand for good governance from the private sector and civil society. No single approach will work without support from the others.

  • Civil Society

  • Business CommunitiesLegal and regulatory reforms are weakened without a business community willing to adopt ethical business practices, while citizen demand for reform can only go so far without political will from the top. We view efforts that target both the supply and demand sides of the governance reform equation as the best, if imperfect, strategies for stimulating lasting reforms. We recognize that corruption persists in many countries not only because of rapacious "bad apples" but because patronage and cronyism are often the byproducts of broken or failed social compacts. In lay terms, politics matter just as much as economics.

  • Citizens

  • Local StakeholdersWe also believe that governance reforms stand the best chance of success if they are grounded in rigorous, detailed evidence generated by local stakeholders. That evidence should "make the case" for key reforms based on those reforms' potential to generate positive ripple effects across other dimensions of governance and transparency; they should also be politically feasible and affordable.

  • CountriesWe believe that incremental yet ambitious reforms are achievable when solid evidence is used to inform reform strategies, even if the path of reform varies greater across countries and regions.

  • Regions

  • GI NetworkIn addition to our core team, we collaborate with a global network of more than 1,300 in-country contributors and partners who take our technologies, tools, and information to where they are most useful - the local level.

  • GI Staff - Washington, DC

  • Nicole AnandManager, Projects - Manages and supports Global Integrity efforts to innovate for increased transparency and enhanced accountability; performs analyses of field data for reporting; designs and leads outreach and networking activities; researches and designs new fieldwork methodologies and indicators.

  • Abhinav BahlDirector - Plays a key role in managing and supporting all of Global Integrity's fieldwork; helps to research and design new fieldwork methodologies and indicators; performs analysis and quality control over data and reporting; designs and leads outreach and dissemination activities, including public workshops and capacity building programs.

  • Christina CrawleyManager, OpenGov Hub - Plays a key role in managing and supporting the OpenGov Hub; builds and maintains internal and external relationships for the Hub; serves as a liaison between Hub organizations and the building managers; helps to conceptualize, organize, and execute all Hub-related public activities including launch and release events, networking events, and lectures/salons; maintains the Hub's online presence; serves as the OpenGov Hub steering committee secretary.

  • Hazel FeigenblattManaging Director - Provides leadership to the organization, leads methodology development and fieldwork and recruitment of experts, and oversees most projects. Previously, she coordinated the annual Global Integrity Report and local integrity projects in Latin America, and was the editor of the Global Integrity's journalistic reporting on corruption and governance issues globally.

  • Juan GuillenConsultant - Recruiting and virtually managing teams of in-country contributors and respondents; capacity building and detailed feedback and guidance to researchers and contributors; performing detailed, intensive quality control over the resultant data points; coordinating logistical tasks associated with such research projects.

  • Jennifer HellerAssociate - Responsible for processing contracts and wire transfers to Global Integrity's contributors and partners around the world; accounts payable processing; events planning.

  • Nathaniel HellerExecutive Director - Provides leadership and strategic guidance to the organization; oversees methodology development, fundraising, recruitment of experts, and all fieldwork. Co-founder, with Marianne Camerer and Charles Lewis.

  • Monika ShepardDirector, Technology Products and Business Development - Helps manage the Indaba fieldwork platform and its community of users around the world; coordinates social media and communications efforts for Global Integrity.

  • Johannes TonnConsultant - Responsible for recruiting teams and managing and guiding the fieldwork for the Web Index in 14 countries; helps testing INDABA 3.0; performs analysis and intensive quality control over resultant data points; trouble-shoots operational bottlenecks.

  • Lyle TurnerManaging Director, Technology and Product Development

  • Stephanie E. TrapnellConsultant - Responsible for proposing and refining indicators across the Web Index and preparing the codebook for fieldwork; manages researcher training and data collection for the Web Index in 13 countries; performs analysis and intensive quality control over resultant data points.

  • Julio C. UrdanetaEditorial Director - Manages the day-to-day maintenance of Global Integrity's websites and oversee all communications, blogging, social media, writing, and publishing originating from Global Integrity.

  • GI Staff - Capetown, South Africa

  • Marianne CamererDirector, International - Represents Global Integrity in the international community, interacting with leaders across government, the private sector and civil society; fundraising; research, writing and analysis. Co-founder, with Nathaniel Heller and Charles Lewis.

  • Melissa CawthraManager, Projects - Helps to research and design new fieldwork methodologies and indicators; recruits and manages field teams of journalists and researchers to execute current and future fieldwork projects, particularly in Africa; performs analysis and quality control over the resultant data and reporting; designs and leads outreach and dissemination activities, including public workshops and capacity building activities.

  • Dadisai TadereraManager, Projects - Helps to research and design new fieldwork methodologies and indicators; recruits and manages field teams of journalists and researchers to execute current and future fieldwork projects, particularly in Africa; performs analysis and quality control over the resultant data and reporting; designs and leads outreach and dissemination activities, including public workshops and capacity building activities.

  • GI Board of Directors

  • Nathaniel Heller

  • Marianne Camerer

  • David CohenDavid Cohen is Co-Founder of the Advocacy Institute. David pioneered the Institute's work in its international capacity building programs where he facilitates workshop and strategy sessions. His expertise is used to counsel social justice movement groups in the U.S. and abroad to gain support for their public agenda. His work extends to countries in South Asia, Southeast Asia, Southern Africa, The Middle East, Central Europe and Eastern Europe. Advocacy practitioners around the world have translated his writings on advocacy, civil society and lobbying into many different languages. His writings have appeared as essays in college text books and in major U.S. publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, the Los Angeles Times and other newspapers. His most recent publication is a chapter in the Non-Profit Lobbying Guide (by Bob Smucker) entitled: Being A Public Interest Lobbyist Is Something To Write Home About. David is also one of three co-authors of Advocacy for Social Justice: A Global Action and Reflection Guide. David has been an advocate and strategist on many of the major social justice and political reform issues in the United States since the early 1960s. These issues include civil rights, anti-poverty and reforming U.S. political processes by eliminating abuses of power and the corrupting influence of money on American politics. He played a leading role in the fight for Congress to end its support for the Vietnam War. From 1984-92 David led the Professionals' Coalition for Nuclear Arms Control - physicians, scientists, lawyers, and social workers - to stop the United States nuclear arms build-up by supporting arms control agreements and reducing the military budget. He served as president of Common Cause from 1975-81, the largest voluntary membership organization in the United States working on government accountability issues. He is also a Senior Fellow at Experience Corp/Civic Ventures.

  • Mark DaviesMark Davies previously served as Executive Director of the New York State Temporary State Commission on Local Government Ethics and as a Deputy Counsel to the New York State Commission on Government Integrity and prior to that as a full-time law professor and in private practice, specializing in municipal law and litigation. A graduate of Columbia College and Columbia Law School, he is the chair of the Government Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee of the New York State Bar Association's Municipal Law Section. He has also served on the steering committee of the international Council on Governmental Ethics Laws. He has lectured extensively on ethics and has authored numerous publications, including contributions to Ethics, Lawyers and the Public Sector (ABA 1999), Ethics and Law Enforcement: Toward Global Guidelines (Praeger 2000), and Ethics in Government - The Public Trust: A Two-Way Street (NYSBA 2002).

  • Stacy DonohueStacy Donohue is a Director, Investments at Omidyar Network (ON). Stacy brings broad technology, strategy, and financial expertise to ON's Media, Markets & Transparency initiative, leading the Government Transparency investment area. In this role, Stacy works to encourage accountability and effectiveness in government by increasing people's access to credible information about government activities and money in politics. Stacy also makes investments across all investment areas within Media, Markets & Transparency. Prior to joining ON, Stacy spent nine years at Hewlett-Packard in senior roles spanning strategy, corporate development, and merger and acquisition transactions. Previously, Stacy was a Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group, where she provided analysis and consulting for clients across multiple industries from health care to financial services. Stacy began her career as an Associate in Corporate Finance at JPMorgan Chase & Co. She received an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School, an MA in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA from Yale University, where she graduated summa cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

  • Eric GundersenEric is the president and co-founder of Development Seed, where he helps run project strategy and works closely with the team coordinating product development. Eric is a recognized expert on open data and open source software and has been featured in publications including the New York Times, Nightline, NPR, Federal Computer Week, and others. He is frequently invited to speak on topics including open data, web-based mapping tools, knowledge management, and open source business models and has presented at conferences such as SXSW, Web 2.0, Where 2.0, GOSCON, and DrupalCon. Eric was also a winner of the Federal 100 award for his contributions to government technology in 2009 and last year chaired a roundtable discussion at the United Nations Private Sector Forum on technology's role in improving education. Eric earned his master's degree in international development from American University in Washington, DC, and has dual bachelor's degrees in economics and international relations. He co-founded Development Seed while researching technology access and microfinance in Peru. Before starting Development Seed, Eric was a journalist in Washington, DC writing on the environment and national security.

  • Dale MurphyDale Murphy specializes in international relations, international political economy, business-government relations, "corporate social responsibility" (CSR), democratization and international security. As a member of the International Business Diplomacy core faculty (at Georgetown University) he studies global issues at the juncture of the public and private sectors. His current research focuses on large firms' use of regulations as a source of competitive advantage, and the impact of international trade and investment on domestic regulations. His first book The Structure of Regulatory Competition: corporations and public policies in a global economy (Oxford University Press, March 2004) draws on transaction cost economics and theories of political economy to differentiate large firms' preferences and their influences on public policy, and highlights the implications for CSR. His second book project, Public Interests, Private Leaders, and Mass Media (in progress), analyzes various conceptions of the 'public interest' and explores how media technologies have changed the ability of individuals to identify, define, and shape these conceptions. Before joining Georgetown University, Dr. Murphy worked as an assistant vice president at Citicorp, focusing on bank-government relations, Baker-15 debt, negotiation strategy and International Monetary Fund capitalization; he worked on long-term US-Soviet relations and Middle East politics for Secretary of State Shultz in the Policy Planning Staff at the U.S. Department of State (where he drafted articles which appeared under the Secretary's name); and on foreign policy issues for Democratic Congressional and Presidential candidates. He was a Teaching Fellow in five courses at Harvard University (for Samuel P. Huntington and Joseph Nye) and three at MIT. He has conducted academic research in New York, Geneva, Basle, Brussels, Paris, London, and Tokyo, as well as in emerging markets around the world (including Burma, Thailand, Indonesia, China; Mali, Senegal, Guinée, Ethiopia, Kenya; Morocco, Egypt; Brazil, and Mexico). He has consulted for World Bank and U.S. Agency for International Development missions in Africa and Southeast Asia, and appeared on CNN and other news shows.

  • Jeremy WeinsteinJeremy M. Weinstein is Associate Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. He serves as director of the Center for African Studies, and is an affiliated faculty member at CDDRL and CISAC. He is also a non-resident fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington, D.C. Weinstein recently returned to Stanford after serving as Director for Development and Democracy on the National Security Council staff at the White House between 2009 and 2011. In this capacity, he played a key role in the National Security Council's work on global development, democracy and human rights, and anti-corruption, with a global portfolio. Among other issues, Weinstein was centrally involved in the development of President Obama's Policy Directive on Global Development and associated efforts to reform and strengthen USAID, promote economic growth, and increase the effectiveness of U.S. foreign assistance across the board; led efforts at the White House to develop a robust international anti-corruption agenda, which included the creation of the G-20 Action Plan on Anti-Corruption, the design and launch of the Open Government Partnership, and the successful legislative passage and subsequent internationalization of a ground-breaking extractive industries disclosure requirement; and played a significant role in developing the Administration's policy in response to the Arab Spring, including focused work on Egypt, Tunisia, Bahrain, Syria, Yemen, and others. Before joining the White House staff, Weinstein served as an advisor to the Obama campaign and, during the transition, served as a member of the National Security Policy Working Group and the Foreign Assistance Agency Review Team. His research focuses on civil wars and political violence; ethnic politics and the political economy of development; and democracy, accountability, and political change. He is the author of Inside Rebellion: The Politics of Insurgent Violence (Cambridge University Press), which received the William Riker Prize for the best book on political economy. He is also the co-author of Coethnicity: Diversity and the Dilemmas of Collective Action (Russell Sage Foundation), which received the Gregory Luebbert Award for the best book in comparative politics. He has published articles in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Annual Review of Political Science, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Journal of Democracy, World Policy Journal, and the SAIS Review. Selected publications include: "Handling and Manhandling Civilians in Civil War" (APSR 2006), which received the Sage Prize and Gregory Luebbert Award, and "Why Does Ethnic Diversity Undermine Public Goods Provision (APSR 2007), which received the Heinz Eulau Award and the Michael Wallerstein Award. He also received the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching at Stanford in 2007. Weinstein obtained a BA with high honors from Swarthmore College, and an MA and PhD in political economy and government from Harvard University.

  • GI Advisory Board

  • Alan HenriksonProfessor Alan K. Henrikson is Director of The Fletcher Roundtable on a New World Order, an international discussion and research initiative of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, where he teaches American diplomatic history, contemporary U.S.-European relations, political geography, and diplomacy. In November 2005 he was Visiting Professor at the European Commission in Brussels where he taught a course on American Foreign Policy Making. During the Spring of 2003 he was Fulbright/Diplomatic Academy Visiting Professor of International Relations at the Diplomatische Akademie in Vienna. He has been an Associate and a Visiting Scholar at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, where he also has served as Counselor on Canadian Affairs. During 1986-1987 he was Lloyd I. Miller Visiting Professor of Diplomatic History and Scholar-in-Residence at the Center for the Study of Foreign Affairs in the Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. Department of State in Washington. He also has been a Visiting Professor at the National Institute of Defence Studies in Tokyo and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Visiting Professor of Diplomatic History at the China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing. He has written widely on the history and current problems of U.S. foreign policy, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, U.S.-European Union relations, the Nordic/Arctic area, Canadian-U.S.-Mexican continental integration, the diplomacy of Caribbean island and also other smaller countries, the geostrategic "mental maps" of American foreign policy makers, and the emergence of "consensus" from multilateral diplomacy and international organization -- the subject of his Negotiating World Order: The Artisanship and Architecture of Global Diplomacy. Alan Henrikson received A.B., A.M., and Ph.D. degrees in History from Harvard University where he was a Harvard National Scholar and a Danforth Graduate Fellow. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Oxford, where he read Philosophy-Politics-and-Economics (P.-P.-E.) at Balliol College as a Rhodes Scholar. He studied as well at the International Summer School of the University of Oslo in Norway. He is past President of the United Nations Association of Greater Boston (UNA-GB) and currently is a member of the National Council of the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA). He also has served as a Vice President of the World Affairs Council of Boston. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Boston Committee on Foreign Relations and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

  • Paromita GoswamiParomita Goswami seeks to empower some of India's poorest and most marginalized citizens — the residents of the Chandrapur and Gadchiroli districts of the state of Maharashtra. To protect their rights and help them access justice, Goswami has created three non-profit organizations in four years. The first organization, Elgar Pratishthan, concentrates on the economic and educational development of the rural community. Goswami subsequently founded Shramik Elgar (The Marching Army of Working People), a 6000-member union of rural workers. Trained as a lawyer, Goswami has brought legal challenges on behalf of these members to India's Supreme Court. Lastly, she founded the Elgar Women's Credit Co-operative Society, a credit union catering to families and individuals in need of economic assistance. She is regarded as one of the top union organizers in the region.

  • Vincent MaiVincent Mai joined AEA Investors in 1989 as chief executive officer and in 1998 became chairman. Before joining AEA, Vincent was a partner at Lehman Brothers for 14 years. He was head of their international investment banking activities and co-head of all of their investment banking activities for three years. Before assuming management responsibilities at Lehman, Vincent worked with a broad range of European and U.S. businesses on their strategic and capital-raising needs. He began his career at S.G. Warburg & Co. in London, where he became an executive director. Vincent is involved in several not-for-profit activities. He is chairman of the board of Sesame Workshop, producers of Sesame Street. He also serves on boards of the International Center for Transitional Justice and the Juilliard School. Vincent was a director of the Council on Foreign Relations, of which he remains a member, and of the Carnegie Corporation. He served on the board of Fannie Mae for more than 10 years. Vincent grew up in South Africa and was educated at the University of Cape Town, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

  • Eugene RotbergEugene Rotberg has been an independent advisor to international development and financial institutions since 1990. From 1987 to 1990, Mr. Rotberg was Executive Vice President and a member of the Executive Committee at Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. From 1969 to 1987, Mr. Rotberg was Vice President and Treasurer of the World Bank.