Tag: collective action

Watch for Mosquitos

Photo Credit; Flickr This blog was originally published on the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics’ (SCCE) “Compliance & Ethics Blog”. I was fortunate last week. While exhibiting at Transparency International’s International Anti-Corruption Conference in Panama City, Stephanie Gallagher and I were able to visit the Panama Canal. May Jane Coulson, the Canal’s ethics officer,… Read More

Richard Bistrong CEO Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC interviewed CIPE’s Frank Brown Value Chain and Anti-Corruption Program Team Leader in a two part series. In the second interview, Bistrong and Brown discuss how collective action by small and medium enterprises in emerging markets can ‘counter the corruption narrative.’ What are the political reasons why foreign leadership might embrace… Read More

Richard Bistrong CEO Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC interviewed CIPE’s Frank Brown Value Chain and Anti-Corruption Program Team Leader in a two part series. In the first interview, Bistrong and Brown discuss incentives or ‘carrots’ for small and mid-sized enterprises to take action even in environments with pervasive corruption practices.  Incentives for addressing corruption include creating sustainable businesses, and… Read More

CIPE’s Frank Brown, Value Chain/Anti-Corruption Program Team Leader, offers strategies to help local firms in emerging markets navigate and implement anti-corruption international standards on The FCPA Blog. Brown explains that local firms in emerging markets are interested in joining international supply chains but often do not have adequate compliance practices in place to be selected by… Read More

Kazakhstan, Central Asia’s largest and most prosperous country, has a closing political space. Nursultan Nazarbayev, the country’s leader since 1989, wins elections by Soviet-style margins – 97.7 percent in April 2015. Opposition journalists and politicians routinely face harassment, arrest, and imprisonment. Once-ignored internet activists are getting prison sentences for “inciting ethnic hatred” as Kazakhstan’s authorities… Read More

How do you convince skeptical anti-corruption activists that business can be part of the solution? How do you better coordinate anti-corruption efforts between governments, aid organizations, development banks, and the private sector? How do you establish a useful set of indicators for measuring the impact of programs seeking to reduce corrupt practices? These challenges were… Read More

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