Tag: private sector

Photo Credit: Henri Pitkänen (via Flickr) A new bookcase spurred me to go through all of my old grad school books, including those from a class on international corruption. I immediately noticed a trend among these books: all of them focused on the role of the government, rather than the private sector, in creating, sustaining,… Read More

When one thinks about Ukraine in the context of corruption, the picture typically does not look rosy. The headlines about corrupt oligarchy and continued graft easily come to mind – including recent revelations about the riches disclosed by top officials in their asset declarations. This wealth stands in stark contrast with the financial condition of… Read More

By: Pakistan Representative, Accountability Lab, Fayyaz Yaseen and Executive Director, Accountability Lab, Blair Glencorse. This blog post was originally published by the World Economic Forum then Accountability Lab. Posted on CCTrends with permission. “What kind of Pakistan do we want for our children?”, a civil society activist asked recently. “It has to be an inclusive state which is fair, honest and… Read More

When I visited Nairobi a few weeks ago, the signs of President Obama’s recent visit to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit were still clearly visible all around – from welcome posters to the spruced-up cityscape. I was in Kenya to work with CIPE’s partner organization, Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), on a training-of-trainers workshop devoted… Read More

In this 2011 file photo, a billboard is shown on the Rue Belliard in the European district of Brussels THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION/Maria Sanchez-Marin This post originally appeared on the Thomson Reuters TrustLaw blog. The European Union (EU) is taking a hard look at corruption in its midst, having recently published its first-ever corruption monitoring report. The… Read More

CIPE partner the Iraqi Businessmen Union leads a public-private dialogue session in Baghdad, Iraq. The Iraqi private sector continues to pursue steps towards building a modern market economy. Over recent decades, Iraq’s institutions supporting the economy became highly centralized as authoritarian rule sought to enhance state economic and political control. In Iraq today, government officials… Read More

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