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Photo credit: GINNETTE RIQUELME / REUTERS Mexico’s economy did not do particularly well in 2017. In fact, the economic slowdown raises important questions about what politicians throughout the country should be promising in the upcoming July elections and to whom they should feel most accountable. Like much of the Americas this year, corruption will be… Read More

Photo Credit: ICIJ The Paradise Papers are the result of another impressive investigation of thousands of leaked documents from the Bahamian law firm, Appleby. The extent of offshore holdings is likely to bring about scrutiny on corporate excesses as well as additional pressure on governments to reign in tax haven jurisdictions and lax incorporation laws…. Read More

The One Bribe Democracy

Photo Credit: Avaaz Since introducing market-based economic reforms in 1991, India has become one of the fastest-growing economies in the world; to date is the world’s most populous democracy and the sixth largest economy. In fact, according to projections, India is well poised to become the third-largest economy in the world by 2030, surpassing Japan,… Read More

The 21st Annual CAF Conference in Washington, DC on September 6th and 7th added a new, overdue panel to its agenda, corruption. The very first question for the panel, featuring representatives from Brazil, Argentina, Guatemala, and members of CAF (the Latin American Development Bank), was “is there more corruption in the region, or is it… Read More

Photo Credit: Inside Reg Private sector anti-corruption compliance is predominantly associated with corporate corruption prosecutions, sanctioning, and debarment, with some positive examples of voluntary integrity building, as in the case of Thailand. Companies, regardless of jurisdiction, are focused on compliance and the required due diligence under the United States (U.S.) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)… Read More

Photo Credit: Peter Linke (via Flickr) There is an ongoing debate regarding ‘pay by results’ in the international aid community. The pay by results (PbR) model is one in which aid recipient governments only receive donor funds upon achieving an agreed upon outcome – number of schools built, children inoculated, etc. For example, if the… Read More

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