Business of Integrity Blog

Photo credit: Eduardo Davad Corruption in Duterte’s anti-graft campaigns is making elections in the Philippines important again – even the mid-terms. Filipinos are heading to the polls today, May 13th, for the mid-term elections. Many observers believe the vote will serve as a referendum on President Rodrigo Duterte and the first three years of his… Read More

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

Image credit: Collective Action Coalition against Corruption By Pana Ratanabanangkoon, Thailand’s Private Sector Collective Action Coalition against Corruption (CAC) Project Director In Thailand, it is customary for businesses to give gifts to customers, business partners and government officials during the holiday season. Gifts can range in size from a bottle of wine to a car…. Read More

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