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Corruption perceptions vs. corruption reality A recent article by Olken illustrates the limitations of relying solely on corruption perceptions, whether in designing anti-corruption policies or in conducting empirical research on corruption. The paper examines the accuracy of corruption perceptions by comparing Indonesian villagers' reported perceptions about corruption in a road-building project in their village with a more objective measure of ‘missing expenditures’ in the project. Read More...
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. Read More...
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 officials, the criminalization of private sector bribery is growing at a slower pace. There is no unanimity about the interests that criminal laws protect which range from corporate assets to free competition and loyalty in the employment relationship. Read More...
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Transparency in Political Finance in Bangladesh Complementing established assessment methodologies with innovative field experiments this research initiative takes a close and very practical look at the standards and practices governing transparency and accountability in party and campaign financing systems in Bangladesh. Findings highlight poor performance in bookkeeping, reporting, reliability of reporting, public disclosure, and related sanctions. Read More...
Corruption in Afghanistan: Bribery as reported by the victims This report is based on results from a sample survey conducted in rural and urban areas of Afghanistan. The survey covered 12 provincial capitals and more than 1,600 villages across the country: overall more than 7,600 people were randomly selected and interviewed. The survey was conducted between August and October 2009 and it recorded the real experiences, as reported by respondents, in terms of bribes paid and contacts with public officials in the 12 months before the survey. Read More...
Posted by fnawaz at May 03, 2011 04:15 PM |
World Development Indicators 2011 The primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources, the World Development Indicators (WDI) is the World Bank's flagship statistical publication and establishes the benchmark against which development progress is measured. This 15th edition of WDI in its current format, aims to provide relevant, high-quality, internationally comparable statistics about development and the quality of people’s lives around the globe. It focuses on the impact of the decision to make data freely available under an open license and with better online tools. The section introductions discuss key issues in measuring the economic and social phenomena described in the tables and charts and introduce new sources of data. It includes more than 900 indicators in more than 90 tables organized in 6 sections: World View, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links. The data includes national, regional and global estimates. Read More...
 
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