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    Corruption in EU financial aid in the European Neighbourhood countries

    Magdalena Lyubenova discusses her winning entry to the Transparency International competition for the best anti-corruption thesis.

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    TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ON INTEGRITY 2016 – THE GLOBAL MEETING OF YOUNG LEADERS

    Paulius Murauskas, of Transparency International's Lithuanian Chapter, gives a snapshot of what can be expected from attending the Transparency International School on Integrity in 2016.

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    Levels of public integrity show multi-speed Europe

    New ranking of public integrity in the European Union Member States shows Finland leading, with Bulgaria lagging behind.

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    Friends with benefits? Join the debate on policy capture at the OECD Itegrity Forum!

    A guest blog from Michael Johnston and Frédéric Boehm. Michael is the Charles A. Dana Professor of political science at Colgate University, USA. Frédéric is a Policy Analyst at the OECD.

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09 Dec 2010

Public Opinion Survey Finds Corruption is on the Rise

A recent survey released by Transparency International finds that corruption is on the rise, according to more than 91,000 people surveyed in 86 countries and territories. Six out of every 10 people surveyed reported that corruption has worsened in the last three years. In North America and Europe, the figures were 67 per cent and 73 per cent (respectively).

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05 Dec 2010

Corruption and Bilateral Trade Flows: Extortion or Evasion?

This innovative new paper attempts to unpack the relationship between corruption and bilateral trade, highlighting its dual role in terms of extortion and evasion. Using a corruption-augmented gravity model, the authors find that while corruption taxes trade in the majority of cases, in high-tariff environments they can boost trade. This paper contributes to the emerging literature on the effects of corruption by stressing the interaction of corruption with the regulatory constraints in the ...

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05 Dec 2010

Do Custom Trade Facilitation Programmes Help Reduce Customs-Related Corruption?

The cost of customs-related corruption is estimated at over 2 billion every year. Using recent data on experiences of paying bribes, Bryane Michael and colleagues show that trade facilitation can help reduce corruption and improve efficiency. However, reform can be only effective if the anti-corruption and efficiency enhancing efforts are comprehensive. They also uncover support for the very interesting theory of "corruption clubs" - the reform process of customs agencies studied are either ...

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26 Nov 2010

Corruption, religion and moral development

How do religious values and beliefs shape people’s attitudes towards corruption? This literature review explores the complex relationship between ethics, religion and public morality.

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26 Nov 2010

Anti-corruption in the Health Sector: Strategies for Transparency and Accountability

Anticorruption in the Health Sector presents the experience of practitioners in tailoring anticorruption approaches specifically to the health sector.

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26 Nov 2010

Addressing Corruption in Haiti

In the wake of the 12 January earthquake, the Haitian President Rene Preval announced a new beginning to clean government and rid the country of corruption. In tandem with the vast aid pledges towards the reconstruction effort Haiti needs to ensure that funds are used effectively.

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26 Nov 2010

Silent and Lethal: How Quiet Corruption Undermines Africa’s Development

This essay draws on this year’s Africa Development Indicators and sheds light on the direct and indirect impact of “quiet” forms of corruption on development outcomes. “Quiet” corruption is broadly defined as various types of malpractice of providers that do not involve monetary exchanges and result in a failure to deliver public services of adequate quality that have been paid for by the government.

Research Article
18 Nov 2010

Private Commercial Bribery

This publication is the result of a collaboration between the International Chamber of Commerce and the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law. Thirteen country reports examine the laws of private sector bribery with regards to criminal, civil and administrative measures. In terms of criminal law, the reports reflect the lack of a uniform and systematic approach to the phenomenon of private sector bribery. In contrast to the criminalization of bribery of public ...

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17 Nov 2010

The Civil Law Consequences of Corruption

This book views the fight against corruption through the lens of civil law and initiates a discussion on how its instruments can contribute. International organizations and national laws have so far chosen criminal law as their primary weapon when dealing with corrupt cases. Nonetheless, the deterrent effect of criminal law has its limitations; only a limited number of cases end up before criminal courts whereas criminal sanctions may not adequately deter the payment of bribes that promise ...

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08 Nov 2010

Civil Remedies for Corruption in Government Contracting: Zero Tolerance Versus Proportional Liability

In this paper the author argues that the zero tolerance approach towards the enforcement of government contracts obtained by bribery might have perverse effects. He therefore motivates for bribe-payers liability that is more proportional to their fault. The author refers to the World Duty Free v. Kenya case where the ICSID panel endorsed a zero tolerance approach on the ground that granting a claim based on a contract procured by bribery would violate international public policy. According to ...

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ANTICORRP Research Pioneer Measurements on Government Favouritism

Researchers of the EU FP7 ANTICORRP project recently published the third volume of the policy series “The Anticorruption Report”.

Book Launch

The Hertie School of Governance and the ANTICORRP research project are hosting a book launch and roundtable discussion to discuss Alina Mungiu-Pippidi's new book...

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