Tag: business integrity

Over the past 20 years, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) has diligently helped businesses in emerging markets strengthen integrity and combat corruption. CIPE has supported the private sector on three levels: internally by developing corporate compliance programs; externally through public communication of its commitments, policies, and practices; and through community-building via collective action… Read More

Emerging market businesses that lack formal compliance processes suffer twice: first from inefficiency and then from losing out on beneficial partnerships. While companies in emerging markets are becoming formal businesses in increasing numbers, there is still a sizable gap between getting a license and paying taxes (the minimum definition of “formal”) and following the internal… Read More

Stakes are high as the Group of Twenty (G20) prepares for its November 2020 Summit in Saudi Arabia. The COVID-19 pandemic has delivered a systemic shock to the social and economic fabric of countries around the world. Leaders in business and government are grappling with fluctuating health restrictions—including a new round of lockdowns in many… Read More

The economic impact of the COVID-19 emergency has caused unexpected and dramatic disruptions in global supply chain. Rapidly changing government policies, restrictions in mobility, and unpredictable customer demands stemming from the health crisis have battered logistics networks and put severe strain on businesses. Troublingly, these disruptions have heightened the appeal of corrupt and unethical practices… Read More

Two months (and what seems like a lifetime) ago, CIPE’s Anti-Corruption & Governance Center embarked on an effort to explore what the COVID-19 pandemic means for our anti-corruption work. We considered conducting an exploration quietly and internally by reading the dozens of publicly available expert analyses, talking to our partners and peer NGOs around the… Read More