“It’s incredibly difficult to be an honest entrepreneur in this country. People in government agencies expect you to pay them a bribe to do what they are paid to do, otherwise they sabotage you. These things make me wonder if Ghana can really work.” This statement, posted on Facebook recently by a young entrepreneur in… Read More

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: Frank Brown By Frank Brown, Director of CIPE’s Anti-Corruption and Governance Center For an organization that specializes in bringing corruption to light, exposing hidden deals, and calling public attention to injustice, Transparency Maldives is hard to find. Its offices are located in a nondescript concrete building with no number on it, down an… Read More

Photo Credit: Lattitude Canada, Wikimedia Commons This post is based on a blog originally published on Corporate Compliance & Ethics Africa It is a basic economic principle that a market exists because there is the concurrence of demand and supply or someone willing to buy and someone willing to sell goods or services. Similarly as… Read More

Corruption in global value chains remains among the top risks that companies around the world must mitigate. Most multinational corporations have gone to great lengths to ensure anti-corruption compliance among their business partners abroad. However, many firms in emerging markets – especially the smaller ones – still do not necessarily know how to go about… Read More

Corruption imposes significant economic and social costs on development across all sectors, undercutting both democratic governance and economic prosperity. To solve this immense global problem, the development community and the private sector will need to work together to target the sources of corruption To this end, USAID’s Governance and Rule of Law Program released a… Read More

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