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Funding Opportunity Pascal source code Call for research proposals on Open Government Partnership (Deadline 27.10.2014)
The Transparency and Accountability Initiative (T/AI) is excited to announce a new research opportunity exploring the contribution of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) to responsive and accountable governance.
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Job Posting Business Integrity Executive
The CDC Group is looking for a Business Integrity Executive to work for their Business Integrity and Compliance team in London. CDC Group is the UK’s Development Finance Institution (DFI) tasked with the inspiring mission to invest in businesses in Africa and South Asia to create jobs and make a lasting difference to people’s lives in some of the world’s poorest places. The team plays an important role in reinforcing the CDC Group’s reputation as a responsible investor; ensuring that CDC Group meets its regulatory commitments on financial crime; and working to enhance private sector standards in financial crime management in our target geographies. The Business Integrity Executive leads on due diligence of integrity risks associated with an investment, as well as designing and implementing a suitable monitoring process once an investment is made. In parallel, the Executive promotes the importance of business integrity both within and outside of CDC Group.
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Blog Entry D source code Understanding Corruption Begins with Defining “Corruption”
ACRN guest blogger Brigitte Zimmerman provides an overview of the American Political Science Association's annual meeting from September 2015.
Research Article Contextualizing conceptions of corruption: Challenges for the international anti-corruption campaign
A series of recent critics contested the underlying concepts and theoretical assumptions of the global anti-corruption community, questioning the legitimacy of the anti-corruption norm, the difficulty of defining and measuring corruption, etc. This literature review organises and discusses critical commentary on the theoretical assumptions, methodology and legitimacy of the anti-corruption movement, providing food for thought that could help strengthen and improve the efficacy of theory.
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Research Article Revolving door lobbyists
This paper examines how ex-government officials use the revolving door to cash in on the personal con- nections acquired during periods of public service. Lobbyists with past working experience in the office of a US Senator suff er an average 21% drop in generated revenue when that Senator leaves office. The eff ect is immediate, it is discontinuous around the exit period and it persists in the long-term.
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Research Article The rise of the prosecutorial efforts in foreign corruption: Lessons learned from recent FCPA cases
Mr. Ong’s article is a concise and compelling piece published this year about legal enforcement trends of the U.S.’ Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). It is an easy-to-read retrospective which offers insightful suggestions to corruption regulators the world over. It encourages us to re-examine what existing legal tools we have at our disposal and how to cleverly use them to our advantage as anti-corruption advocates. He demonstrates that we don’t need to reinvent the wheel in order to strengthen the anti-corruption legal framework and its enforcement.
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Research Article Practice meets Science: Contemporary Anti-Corruption Dialogue
This book compiles articles and lectures by experts who attended the third International Anti-Corruption Summer School in September 2009, which took place in Baden, Austria. The 11 articles in this compilation cover a broad range of topics, from Anti-Corruption strategies at the national level (Doig, A.) to estimates of illegal financial transactions of organized crime and terrorist organizations (Schneider, F.) through an analysis of corruption in football (Hill, D.).
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Research Article Pascal source code Player and Referee: Conflicting Interests and the 2010 FIFA World Cup
Mega events, like the FIFA 2010 World Cup are catalysts for competition – not only among football stars, but also among the many contenders in the private and public sectors who seek to benefit from multiple state tenders that flow from these highly financed events.
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Research Article The State of Governance in Bangladesh in 2009: Entitlement, Responsiveness, Sustainability
The Institute of Governance Studies at BRAC University has recently published four summary reports from its annual publication, the State of Governance in Bangladesh. The State of Governance is the only governance report published on Bangladesh from Bangladesh. The summary reports deal with: the use of information technology to improve public service delivery to the poor, the energy sector, food security and labour migration. These reports offer excellent illustrations of the challenges of implementing good governance measures in a developing country with very limited capacity and resources.
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Research Article Global Corruption Report 2007: Judiciary
Transparency International’s Global Corruption Report 2007 brought together scholars, legal professionals and civil society activists from around the world to examine how, why and where corruption mars judicial processes, and to reflect on remedies for corruption-tainted systems. It focused on judges and courts, situating them within the broader justice system and exploring the impact of judicial corruption on human rights, economic development and governance.
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