Author: Benjamin Schmidt

  As Indonesia celebrates 75 years of independence, local businesses are rallying behind the newly launched Private Sector Collective Action Coalition Against Corruption (CAC Indonesia) to combat corporate bribery. With 25 founding member companies, the new coalition launched in August, the same month as the national holiday. Though the CAC formally began operations in August,… Read More

  As the COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly become the largest global humanitarian crisis in a generation, front-line humanitarian aid workers need better training to avoid the damaging practical, financial, and reputational costs of corruption.  The pandemic has prompted calls for a massive humanitarian response. As cases and deaths have continued to rise around the world,… Read More

This blog is the latest in an Anti-Corruption & Governance Center (ACGC) series taking a look at corruption and COVID-19. So far, the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic has not fully shifted from the more developed world to the world’s poorest and least prepared countries. When it does, international organizations like the International Monetary Fund… Read More

This is the first installment in a blog series by the Anti-Corruption & Governance Center on corruption and the coronavirus pandemic. National governments are under enormous pressure to fast-track emergency relief and purchase essential supplies to stem the tide of the COVID-19 pandemic. But as officials ramp up emergency responses, watchdogs and experts are sounding… Read More

In 2019, international corporations were fined more for breaking bribery laws than ever before. The milestone year saw the largest-ever collection of fines for violations of the U.S. Federal Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), at $2.65 billion. 2019 also featured the largest-ever corporate settlement:  a combined $1.06 billion agreement by Ericsson, a Swedish telecommunications firm. In… Read More