Photo Credit: OECD By Louisa Tomar, Program Officer with CIPE’s Global Team It goes without saying that cutting-edge technologies are transforming the way multi-national companies and government agencies provide goods and services. At the same time, much of the developing world continues to rely on relatively low-tech solutions to tackle complex problems like poor service… Read More

Photo Credit: G20 Argentina  By John Zemko, Regional Director of CIPE’s Latin America and Caribbean Department World leaders gathered recently in Buenos Aires, Argentina for G20 meetings intended to center around a theme of “Building Consensus for Fair and Sustainable Development.” The host country President Mauricio Macri has put fighting corruption at the core of… Read More

Photo Credit: http://riadzany.blogspot.com/2013_08_01_archive.html Forty years ago, President Jimmy Carter signed into law a novel statute called the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). It was the first-ever such statute in the world to govern business conduct abroad and address corruption violations involving bribery of foreign government officials. While the enforcement was initially slow, over time the… Read More

Earlier this month, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released the most comprehensive report ever compiled on the bribery of foreign officials. The report looked at 427 such cases since 1999 in 17 countries. Some of the results were surprising. Fifty-three percent of the cases of bribery took place with the knowledge or consent… Read More

Japan is one of the oldest signatories to the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials — and also one of the worst performing. Since signing the Convention in 1999, the Japanese government has only prosecuted three bribery cases. In addition, the Japanese Diet has yet to ratify the 2003 UN Convention against… Read More

By Rick Messick The World Bank’s Integrity Vice-Presidency is celebrating its 15th anniversary.  It recently asked a number of individuals for their thoughts on the anticorruption movement over the past 15 years.  INT’s questions and my replies below. 1) How has the anti-corruption movement changed in the past 15 years? Fifteen years ago consensus about corruption… Read More

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