Category: Eurasia

Deploying aid to countries in crisis is a risky business. With Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s announcement in July that an estimated $750 billion in aid will be needed for Ukraine’s reconstruction, many observers are wary of corruption risks in implementation. Although Ukraine has made substantial efforts in fighting corruption since 2014—as evidenced by progress on… Read More

As international humanitarian and military aid floods into Ukraine to support the country’s resistance against Russia’s invasion, it is important to ensure this aid is used with integrity and reaches its intended targets.   On this front, the international community’s experience in Afghanistan since 2001 offers a cautionary tale to the world today on the potential… Read More

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has highlighted the threat of pro-Russian disinformation in media markets throughout Europe and Eurasia. Some Western Balkan countries like Montenegro have responded to this danger by banning Russian media outlets outright. But these kinds of policies will not be effective without greater media ownership transparency. Media ownership transparency would expose the… Read More

For the past seven years, the government of Georgia has steadily modernized its labor laws in ways that have created openings for anti-corruption work. In April 2022, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) capitalized on the culmination of these reforms – Georgia’s updated labor code, OSH laws, and newly created Labor Inspection Office – by… Read More

Political scientist Farid Guliyev offers an analysis from Azerbaijan on the economic impacts and corruption risks during the coronavirus pandemic. This blog is the latest in a series taking a look at corruption and COVID-19. While the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has left no economy unaffected, the twin shock of COVID-19 and the… Read More

The Armenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently took a historic step in adopting its first-ever anti-corruption policies, affirming the Chamber’s commitment to honest and fair competition, business integrity, and operational transparency. CIPE has engaged with the Chamber through the Business Advocacy Network since 2008 and sees this new step as evidence of the private… Read More

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