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Photo Credit: Omar Vera By Victoria Tellechea-Rotta, a Program Assistant with CIPE’s Latin America and the Caribbean team.  Across Latin America in the past few years, governments, politicians, and businesses have been implicated in corruption scandals. These scandals range from local to multinational, from kickbacks to embezzlement and fraud. Corruption and how to best mitigate it,… Read More

Photo Credit: FARS News Agency Across the globe, countries have taken varying approaches to combat the problem of corruption. In South Africa, the Parliament finally took steps to hold President Jacob Zuma accountable for his unethical dealings, resulting in his resignation in February 2018. While in Bangladesh, the head of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party Khaleda… Read More

Photo Credit: Robert Nagle, Vlore, Money Lenders,1997 At their height in November 1996, a series of Albanian “Ponzi” schemes held money equal to almost half of the country’s total GDP. The schemes were fronted by a series of companies and charitable foundations that sprung up in newly capitalist Albania and offered monthly interest rates on… Read More

Photo Credit: CIPE This podcast was originally posted on CIPE’s Development Blog OECD’s Drago Kos says passing anti-corruption laws is much easier than enforcing them in most countries. Kos, who chairs the OECD’s Working Group on Bribery, was the guest of CIPE’s “Democracy That Delivers” podcast on January 2, where he discussed the difficulties many nations… Read More

Photo Credit: Outernationalist On November 4, 2017, Saudi Arabia launched an anti-corruption campaign aimed to tackle the various corruption problems throughout the Kingdom. King Salman bin Abdulaziz issued a royal order to establish the anti-corruption committee and appointed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as the leader of the initiative. It appears that the goal of… Read More

Photo Credit: IMF (http://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/youth) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) emphasized the importance of tackling corruption through its #fightcorruption seminar during the Annual Meeting on Sunday, October 15th. The discussion, led by Sean Hagan, the General Counsel at the IMF, highlighted that combating corruption is a vital component for sustaining economic stability, promoting inclusive growth, and… Read More

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