Transparency and Accountability in Government

22 visitors representing 20 countries will be visiting Cleveland to examine issues concerning local corruption and how citizen groups, civil society, and government officials have advocated for reform and local government restructuring. International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Each year, over 300 professionals from around the world visit Northeast Ohio through IVLP. Sponsored by the U.S. […]

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Corporate Social Responsibility

International visitors from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cote d’lvoire, Egypt, Finland, India, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria and Tanzania will travel to Cleveland to examine corporate ethical behavior and transparency best practices, academic perspectives on CSR best practices, and explore business strategies that ensure the sustainability of both the business and the community in which it operates. […]

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Accountability and Reforms in Education

Education leaders from Armenia will participate in this International Visitor Leadership Program exchange to address accountability and reforms in the U.S. education sector. Meetings with governmental agencies, school districts, and civil society organizations will highlight efforts to augment transparency/accountability, teaching strategies for critical thinking/creative learning, and the development of effective and transparent school administrative systems […]

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Education Reform in the United States

Six educators, school administrators, and university-based researchers from China, will be traveling to Cleveland to learn how local government and school districts work creatively to address challenges in today’s education system. The program will highlight the role of public school boards and universities in addressing education reform, including sexual harassment, nepotism, academic dishonesty, and integration […]

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Transparency and Accountability in Government (Regional Project)

CCWA will be hosting local government officials, civil society leaders, policy analysts, and journalists from Latin America on a project exploring efforts to improve public transparency. The program will outline the role and structure of ethics in government in the United States, similarities and differences in approaches of ethical conduct between government and the private […]

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Transparency and Accountability in Government (A Project for Malaysia)

CCWA will be hosting visitors from Malaysia on a program to outline the role and structure of ethics in government in the United States, similarities and differences in approaches of ethical conduct between government and the private sector in the U.S., and the effect of transparency on trade, investment, and economic development. One specific area […]

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Deputy Governors’ Oversight and Advisory Capacity

In this IVLP program, a group of deputy governors from Afghanistan will explore connections between federal, state and local governments, and the principles of representative democracy. While in Cleveland, the program will focus on the major corruption case that occurred in Cuyahoga County in 2008 that involved County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora and over 50 other […]

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Promoting Good Governance and Accountability in the U.S.: The Role of Journalists

Investigative journalists, broadcasters, news editors, and media managers from Nigeria will explore the impact of U.S. news reporting on government accountability in this 10-day IVLP exchange. A visit to Cleveland will include discussions with print, broadcast, and television news editors and reporters focused on the media’s role as a “watchdog” in governance and society. Through […]

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Strengthening Local Government Financial Management

A group of seven financial and legal government officials from Iraq will be visiting Cleveland to address topic concerning ethical leadership, transparency, and accountability, and the best ways to efficiently manage public funds and budget at a local level. The visitors will have an opportunity to examine financial transparency best practices through workshops and meetings […]

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Accountability and Transparency in State and Local Government

CCWA will be hosting six visitors from the Southern and Central Asian countries of Afghanistan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The program in Cleveland will outline the role and structure of ethics in government in the United States, similarities and differences in approaches of ethical conduct between government and the private sector in […]

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