Emerging market countries are absorbing more investment than ever before, much of it from large multinationals. More than $886 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) flowed into developing and transition countries in 2013, an all-time high. And businesses will continue expanding operations into emerging economies as the annual consumption in these markets is expected reach $30 trillion. At… Read More

Nikos Passas is a professor of criminal justice at Northeastern University. He is the author of “Legislative  Guide  for  the  Implementation  of  the  United  Nations  Convention against Corruption,” available for download here. Passas is an expert on the United  Nations  Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), about which he spoke at a conference earlier this month at… Read More

The Chinese government’s crackdown on corruption is more than a passing trend, as evidenced by over $700 million in fines levied on foreign firms in 2014 alone. But enforcement has been largely contained to domestic affairs, despite a law on the books forbidding Chinese companies from engaging in bribery abroad. If Chinese prosecutors were interested… Read More

Graffiti art produced at LTA-LABN’s public rally held in the Beirut Souks, September 12, 2014. CIPE partner the Lebanese Transparency Association (LTA) recently wrapped up a banner month in its fight against corruption in Lebanon. CIPE’s partnership with LTA dates back over ten years, and since 2012 CIPE has been supporting LTA through a grant… Read More

Surveys attempting to measure illegal or frowned-upon behavior are notoriously difficult to execute in a useful way. This is especially true when it comes to surveys asking global corporate leaders how well they are following anti-corruption laws. On the one hand, such surveys can end up underestimating the problem when companies are reluctant to acknowledge… Read More

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