Accountability and transparency

As the COVID-19 pandemic and the successive pandemic waves with different virulent strains are still challenging the capacities of health sectors of national governments across the world, more accountable and transparent governance is needed to address the consequences.

As global governments seek to manage the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the impact on public finances has been devastating. With many countries struggle with high levels of public debt, the role of parliament in the governance and oversight of financial decision-making has never been more important.

Election campaigns provide particularly fertile ground for hate speech and incitement to hatred. Political parties, candidates, opinion makers, and members of civil society can be influential spreaders of hate speech in the tense atmosphere of political contestation. In Kyrgyzstan, civil society and media actors have reported an increase of hate speech in and around election periods.