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Key Research Articles (45)
Women and corruption in public service: the Sri Lankan experience Sri Lankan society is very diverse, representing various socio-economic environments and ethnic groups. While these unequal conditions certainly nurture corruption, its impact on different communities is highly differentiated. To identify the distinct effects of corruption on women and their relative vulnerability when obtaining public services, Transparency International Sri Lanka recently conducted a research project entitled Women's Experience of Corruption in Public Service. Here, Mohammad Nure Alam, Exchange Fellow-Research at TI Sri Lanka discusses their findings. Read More...
Posted at Jul 10, 2014 06:13 PM
Authoritarian Restraints on Online Activism Revisited: Why "I-Paid-A-Bribe" Worked in India but Failed in China Yuen Yuen Ang considers the success of the website I-paid-a-bribe. While the Indian site was successful in helping to combat corruption in Bangalore, a Chinese equivalent did not show a similar success. By showing the differences of the two websites, Ang shows that the authoritarian policies in China result in a civil society that lacks capacity and thus could not make use of an online tool such as I-paid-a-bribe. Read More...
Posted at Jun 24, 2014 11:20 AM
Investigating the Causal Relationships between Causes of and Vulnerabilities to Corruption in the Chinese Public Construction Sector Understanding relationships between causes of and vulnerabilities to corruption are essential in corruption research in construction because it addresses the fundamental issues of the widespread corruption in the public construction sector. Through an empirical survey, this study aims to investigate effects of the two causes of corruption, the flawed regulation systems and lack of a positive industrial climate, on five various kinds of corrupt vulnerabilities in China. Read More...
Posted at May 27, 2014 10:07 AM
Breaking institutionalized corruption: Is the experience of the Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption generalizable? The literature on corruption has seldom analyzed how institutional changes and the management of anti-corruption agencies could affect the success in transforming a relatively corrupted society into a cleaner one. Using the institutional changes of Hong Kong after the establishment of its anti-corruption agency in 1974, this paper identifies the key changes in its institutional environment and the management of the agency that led to its success. It discusses the possibility that this experience can be generablizable to other societies such as the China Mainland. Read More...
Posted at May 14, 2014 05:32 PM
A guide to anti-corruption legislation in Asia Pacific This handbooks seeks to provide an overview of the anti-corruption regimes in Asia Pacific. Each section features the key pieces of legislation and highlights how businesses operating in these countries should best deal with anti-corruption compliance. In the annexures 1 and 2 the main features of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act are covered, specifically in regard to their extended extraterritorial effect and possible implications for businesses in Asia Pacific. Read More...
Posted at May 14, 2014 05:25 PM
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Anti-Corruption Datasets (3)
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...
Posted at Jul 12, 2011 02:16 PM
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 at May 03, 2011 04:14 PM
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...
Posted at Nov 26, 2010 11:21 AM
 
Anti-Corruption Courses and Trainings (11)
  • Transnational Anti-Corruption Laws (Australian National University) The course focuses on international anti-corruption law and practice from an Australian perspective. It examines in detail transnational bribery laws and enforcement regimes in Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom. Read More...
    Posted at Feb 17, 2014 09:43 AM
  • Politics and Corruption (University of Chittagong, Bangladesh) This course has been offered to the 4th year B.S.S. Honours students in the department of Political Science at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, since 2006. Developed by Professor Muhammad Yeahia Akhter, it looks at global and domestic trends in political corruption and their impact on development, with a special emphasis on Bangladesh. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 02:20 PM
  • Masters in Corruption Studies (National University of Malaysia) The program is open to enforcement agencies, government agencies e.g. police forces, armed forces, customs agents, members of audit agencies, the Tenaga Nasional Bhd., Deutsche Telekom, Petronas and Pos Malaysia, as well as agencies from ASEAN countries. The program’s goal is to produce officers able to analyse and explore all aspects of corruption that could threaten the integrity of a country. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 12:13 PM
  • Corruption and Anti-Corruption (Australian National University) This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to the theory and practice of corruption and anti-corruption. It shows how different understandings of corruption suggest different remedies. Students will consider definitions, explanations and measures of corruption, and its links to development, politics and culture. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 11:53 AM
  • Political Corruption in Asia (Michigan State University) The course addresses both theoretical and empirical aspects of political corruption, and focuses the discussion on the context of East Asian countries. The importance of systematically understanding corruption in Asia is nearly self-evident as the post-war histories of most Asian countries, including China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and the Philippines, have been marked by numerous corruption scandals. The recent coup in Thailand and the mass demonstration in Taiwan have provided striking examples of the extent to which deep-seated corruption can pervade and shake a young democratic regime. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 11:31 AM
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