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Key Research Articles (54)
'The Quest for Good Governance' Alina Mungiu-Pippidi's 'The Quest for Good Governance' Cambridge University Press book, available from August 2015 Read More...
Posted at Aug 06, 2015 09:20 AM
A Panel Data Analysis of the Effect of Corruption on Tourism ACRN Research Correspondent Brigitte Zimmerman reviews an article by Marie Poprawe that considers how corruption may be affecting tourism. Read More...
Posted at Jun 16, 2015 11:12 AM
Returning ‘Politically Exposed Persons’ Illicit Assets from Switzerland – International Law in the Force Field of Complexity and Conditionality Research correspondent Giulio Nessi reviews an article dealing with the international law implications of illegally acquired assets being transferred to Switzerland by ‘Politically Exposed Persons.’ Read More...
Posted at Dec 02, 2014 10:58 AM
How Business Community Institutions Can Help Fight Corruption ACRN Research Correspondent Brigitte Zimmerman reviews a recent paper that formally models the role of a cross-firm business institution in anti-corruption efforts. Read More...
Posted at Aug 27, 2014 01:27 AM
Anti-Corruption Policy: Can International Actors Play a Constructive Role? This new edited book edited by Susan Rose-Ackermann and Paul Carrington considers how international actors can continue to contribute to the formulation and implementation of anti-corruption measures across the globe. Read More...
Posted at Feb 05, 2014 04:51 PM
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Anti-Corruption Datasets (9)
Development, Aid and Governance Indicators This interactive database of aid indicators is based on research by Brookings experts from the Development Assistance and Governance Initiative, in collaboration with others. It allows users to view and interact with a variety of indicators and measures related to international development, aid and governance, and explore the relationships among them. Examples of indicators include aid quality, aid risks and governance. Read More...
Posted at Jul 27, 2012 02:04 PM
Where the Bribes Are Paid - Interactive Database This interactive database compiles decades of data on violations and penalties under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the U.S. flagship legislation that makes bribery of foreign officials a crime. Since its inception, prosecutors have penalized over 200 companies under the FCPA in about 80 countries, amassing about $4 billion in penalties. The database, called Where the Bribes are Paid , allows users to see how the total penalties amassed in each country break down by sector. Read More...
Posted at Nov 28, 2011 02:13 PM
Doing Business 2012: Doing Business in a More Transparent World This year's ranking and report assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 183 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders. The report rankings on ease of doing business have expanded to include indicators on getting electricity. In this year's rankings Singapore leads on the overall ease of doing business, followed by Hong Kong SAR, China; New Zealand; the United States; and Denmark. Read More...
Posted at Oct 20, 2011 11:43 AM
The Rule of Law Index, 2011 The Rule of Law Index is a quantitative assessment tool designed to offer a comprehensive picture of the extent to which countries adhere to the rule of law. The Index presents a comprehensive set of indicators on the rule of law from the perspective of the ordinary person. It examines practical situations in which a rule of law deficit may affect the daily lives of ordinary people. For example, it evaluates whether citizens can access public services without the need to bribe a government officer. The Index provides new data on the following nine dimensions of the rule of law: limited government powers, absence of corruption, order and security, fundamental rights, open government, effective regulatory enforcement, access to civil justice, effective criminal justice, informal justice. Read More...
Posted at Sep 23, 2011 01:03 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...
Posted at Jul 12, 2011 02:16 PM
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Anti-Corruption Courses and Trainings (6)
  • Corruption, Development, and Good Governance (George Washington University) This course examines corruption from real world as well as scholarly perspectives. It uses case studies, debates, guest lectures, and items from the news to examine how corruption can affect effective governance at the national and international levels and its trade spillovers. It also examines how new technologies and strategies (from cell phones to the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative) can reduce corruption and improve governance. Read More...
    Posted at Feb 03, 2014 03:58 PM
  • Public Sector Reform in Developing Countries (Claremont Graduate University) This course, run by Professor Robert Klitgaard from January to May 2013, explored strategies for preventing and mitigating corruption across a range of national, sectorial, municipal, and organizational contexts. Drawing on theory, empirical research, and lessons from successful cases of corruption control, students learned to combine strategic and managerial dimensions into effective diagnosis and action. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 02:28 PM
  • Corruption, Conflict and Peacebuilding (Tufts University) This course is a module of Tufts University Graduate Program. It looks at the nexus between conflict, corruption and peace as a cutting-edge issue in post-conflict state building. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 12:30 PM
  • University of Sussex (UK) – MA in Corruption and Governance The University of Sussex offers a new one-year MA entirely focused on Corruption and Governance issues. It encompasses theoretical aspects of corruption, allowing student to understand “what corruption is, where it flourishes, why it proliferates, what challenges it poses for policy-makers and the business community and, ultimately, what can be done to counteract it”, as well as practical experience through the opportunity to undertake a three months internship in an organisation of this field. Read More...
    Posted at May 16, 2013 07:34 PM
  • Corruption, Development and Democracy (American University) This course discusses the causes of corruption and evaluates various strategies for eliminating the abuse of public authority for personal ends. It begins with questions of definition and measurement: How can corruption in its various forms be identified, and how can levels and the prevalence of corruption be measured? Second, it considers how corruption impacts government performance generally and perverts distribution by directing public resources for political favouritism or personal gain. This includes a blunt assessment of opportunism by the private sector and other actors. Third, it explores the roots of corruption in culture, weak governance, or structural distortions. Read More...
    Posted at Oct 03, 2010 05:56 PM
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