Business of Integrity Blog

Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church and Diana Chigas take a deep dive into the role of social norms as drivers to widespread corruption in Social Norms, Corruption & Fragility (2019). The report, published by the Henry J. Leir Institute in the Fletcher School, makes an incisive critique of traditional anti-corruption programming, which can lack proper analysis of the… Read More

  One of the premier anti-corruption events in Asia comes every October when Thailand’s Coalition Against Corruption holds its annual celebration of innovation and achievement. The scene at this year’s event, held at an upscale Bangkok hotel, was typical. Hundreds of men and women in dark suits waiting for their companies’ names to be called… Read More

Corruption doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Complex and poorly-implemented laws and regulations incentivize officials to demand bribes, while pushing companies to cut corners by paying the bribes. CIPE’s Integrated Compliance approach helps companies in emerging markets behave ethically by giving them the tools they need to comply with complex legal frameworks. CIPE’s Integrated Compliance approach… Read More

This week ACGC’s Staci Samuels sat down with Lola Adekanye to discuss CIPE’s efforts to combat corruption across Africa. Lola Adekanye leads CIPE’s anti-corruption and transparency initiatives in Africa. She supports private sector and civil society partners in developing strategies, deploying systems, and advocating reforms that will enable them to achieve institutional change and increase… Read More

  One of the more challenging – and promising – lines of work that CIPE’s Anti-Corruption & Governance Center has developed in recent years involves scanning the world for signs of a government that has sincerely embraced anti-corruption reforms. Sometimes it is hard to tell what is real and what is not. Newly ensconced leaders’… Read More

In August 2014, I stood in a sunlit atrium of the National Academy of Sciences, the host of the Civil Society Forum of the first U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit. Surrounded by participants hustling between workshops, I began contemplating broad questions that would lead me along unexpected paths to where I sit today. Two in particular has… Read More

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