Category: Global

Mongolia was, until recently, an unlikely bright spot among post-communist countries transitioning to democracy. Its star dimmed dramatically last month as President Khaltmaa Battulga, a populist and a former professional wrestler, pushed through legislation, under the guise of combating corruption, that granted himself sweeping powers to dismiss any judges or anti-corruption officials. Battulga had been… Read More

The global economy has opened up unprecedented opportunities for companies in emerging markets to join international value chains, build new business relationships, and reach new levels of growth. At the same time, corporations are very much aware of the compliance risks that local partners can pose if they are not transparent in their disclosures or… Read More

Chiawen Kiew is the Associate Director for Investigations at the Office of the Chief Compliance Officer of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Based in London, Kiew oversees the workflow of about 30 ongoing investigations and advises the Bank on identifying and responding to allegations of corruption, fraud, and other misconduct in EBRD-financed… Read More

Matthew Stephenson of the Global Anti-Corruption Blog and Nils Köbis and Christopher Starke of the Interdisciplinary Anti-Corruption Research Network have all teamed up to create “Kickback: The Global Anti-Corruption Podcast.” So far, four episodes have been published, with each episode featuring a 30- to 50-minute interview. I think Kickback is more than worth a listen,… Read More

Photo credit: David Yu By James Reston, a Washington, DC-based researcher, whose work focuses on human rights, corruption, internet freedom, and security. Global business leaders can reduce corruption and boost productivity by upholding LGBTI+ rights. Even with rapid progress on LGBTI+ rights in the last decade, 69 countries still criminalize same-sex relations and 155 lack anti-discrimination… Read More

Photo Credit: OECD By Louisa Tomar, Program Officer with CIPE’s Global Team It goes without saying that cutting-edge technologies are transforming the way multi-national companies and government agencies provide goods and services. At the same time, much of the developing world continues to rely on relatively low-tech solutions to tackle complex problems like poor service… Read More

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