Tag: transparency

In today’s era of billion-dollar corruption scandals and wealth-hoarding kleptocrats, an increasing number of governments and global organizations are taking steps towards beneficial ownership transparency (BOT). A beneficial owner is, according to Transparency International’s definition, “the real person who ultimately owns, controls or benefits from a company or trust fund and the income it generates”…. Read More

The staff of the Anti-Corruption & Governance Center at CIPE has compiled this list of recent publications and resources to help the global anti-corruption community, and is updated monthly. The most recent entries are placed near the top and extend through the last thirty days. We welcome your suggestions for additional articles, reports, and resources… Read More

Over the past few years, beneficial ownership transparency policies have gained traction around the world. As of 2018, 18 countries had announced commitments to implementing beneficial ownership transparency policies. They include France, Italy, and the United Kingdom. This rapid increase begs a few questions: what is beneficial ownership transparency, what do beneficial ownership transparency policies… 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: Omar Vera By Victoria Tellechea-Rotta, a Program Assistant with CIPE’s Latin America and the Caribbean team.  Across Latin America in the past few years, governments, politicians, and businesses have been implicated in corruption scandals. These scandals range from local to multinational, from kickbacks to embezzlement and fraud. Corruption and how to best mitigate it,… Read More

Tselinniy back in the day. Photo Credit: Central State Archive of Film and Photo Documents and Audio Recordings of the Republic of Kazakhstan. By Caroline Elkin, a Program Assistant with CIPE’s Europe and Eurasia Team Last week, a court in Almaty, Kazakhstan sentenced the city’s former akim (mayor or governor) Viktor Khrapunov, his wife, stepson,… Read More

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