CoCo 2014 has a select invitee list of 100 participants and is co-hosted by three partners: Bangalore based not-for- profit Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy; Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL); and Washington DC based Sunlight Foundation.
The CoCo Conference will bring practitioners, researchers, government officials and subject matter experts for a dialogue on the various challenges, institutional responses, and the role of technology in finding solutions.
The four types of corruption to be discussed at the CoCo conference include: corruption in public procurement and contracting; political financing and lobbying; corruption in public resource allocation and petty or retail corruption.
The conference will explore these corruption-types in an innovative format across the themes of rule of law, innovative tools of transparency and accountability, and the impact of grassroots pressure groups and digital platforms.
Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy (Janaagraha) is a Bangalore based not for profit organisation committed to transforming quality of life in India's cities and towns. Janaagraha defines quality of life not just as quality of infrastructure and services, but also as quality of citizenship in a democracy. Janaagraha, along with its sister organisation Jana Urban Space Foundation runs multiple programs on transforming cities and citizenship. These programmes are based on a Theory of Change built around a City-Systems framework that Janaagraha has developed over many years of grassroots work with citizens, and reforms advocacy with government for scalable and sustainable change.
Janaagraha's work over the last decade on addressing the complex challenges of India's cities continues to gain momentum and impact.
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The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) engages in research, training, and teaching, and organizes intellectual and policy dialogues aimed at increasing public understanding of economic and political development. Founded in 2002, CDDRL has collaborated with scholars, policymakers, and practitioners around the world to advance collective knowledge about the linkages between democracy, sustainable economic development, human rights, and the rule of law. Larry Diamond and his team bring a research perspective to the conference as well as a considerable network of researchers. CDDRL's focus on 'liberation technology' (the way information technology is being used to defend human rights, improve governance, monitor elections, empower the poor, foster micro-enterprise, promote public health, and pursue other social goods) overlaps with the work of both other partners.
The Sunlight Foundation is a nonpartisan non-profit founded in 2006 that uses the power of the Internet to catalyse greater government openness and transparency. It does so by creating tools, open data, policy recommendations, journalism and grant opportunities to dramatically expand access to vital government information to create accountability of our public officials. Its vision is to use technology to enable more complete, equitable and effective democratic participation. Sunlight Foundation is a leading innovator in the transparency and accountability space, bringing greater government transparency by engaging individual citizens and communities -- technologists, policy analysts, open government advocates and ordinary citizens to demand policies that ensure government accountability.