When sex is the currency: corruption in the Arab World

“For every button you open on your blouse, you will get an extra grade in the course,” a professor told a female student when she visited his office at a private university in Jordan. He demanded a sexual favour in return for a passing grade. She failed. She is not alone. Many women in the […]

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النساء والفساد والثامن من آذار

في عام 1977، تبنت الأمم المتحدة يوم الثامن من آذار يوما دوليا للمرأة بعد سنوات طويلة من إقراره من قبل الاتحاد النسائي الديموقراطي في باريس عام 1945 وذلك تخليدا لنضالات عاملات النسيج في نيويورك اللواتي نظمن احتجاجات للمطالبة بظروف عمل إنسانية في عام 1908. وهذا العام، نحتفي بهذه المناسبة ونحن على أعتاب مرحلة تاريخية مهمة […]

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Reporting corruption in Honduras: use our app!

Corruption is a well-known blight on daily lives of Hondurans: from the fear that organized crime brings to daily life to the looting of public funds by corrupt officials or simply the demand for a bribe from a police officer about to give us a ticket. We all suffer in different ways, but that doesn’t […]

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FIFA reforms: beware the small print

On 26 February 2016 FIFA will convene an Extraordinary Congress meeting with just two substantive agenda items: to elect a new president in place of the suspended Sepp Blatter – and to amend the FIFA statutes on governance. Although the former will dominate the headlines, it is the latter that could determine FIFA’s fate. The […]

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The VimpelCom settlements: a Lesson for the telecoms sector

A few days ago, VimpelCom Ltd., a Russian-controlled telecommunications company headquartered in the Netherlands, announced that it had agreed to pay a whopping $795 million to settle a bribery investigation by US and Dutch authorities into its payment of bribes in Uzbekistan. The penalties, which according to the US Department of Justice make up ‘one […]

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لهذه الأسباب يغذي الفساد حالة انعدام الأمن الإقليمي في الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا

اطلع على نتائج مؤشر مُدْرَكات الفساد لعام ٢٠١٥ مرة أخرى… ثلاثة من البلدان العشرة التي حلت في قاع المؤشر الصادر هذا العام تقع في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا، وهي العراق، وليبيا، والسودان. إن الصراعات المدمرة الجارية في هذه البلدان وغيرها – مثل سوريا واليمن – تعني حتماً أن أي جهود رامية إلى تقوية المؤسسات والدولة قد […]

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What makes big investors blacklist companies: gross corruption

  After Norway’s massive public pension fund recently decided to blacklist the Chinese telecoms equipment company ZTE for “gross corruption”, anti-corruption activists are keen to know why they did this and who is next. Investors and regulators who, are sensitive about corruption, want to know more about how corruption impacts companies. They also want to […]

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The Americas: How 2015 was a warning to the corrupt

En español View the 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index results We witnessed two remarkable trends in the Americas in 2015: the uncovering of grand corruption networks and the mass mobilisation of citizens against corruption. It’s no surprise that Brazil – which faced its largest-ever corruption scandal around Petrobras – is this year’s biggest index decliner in the Americas, yet […]

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Las Américas: Cómo 2015 fue advertencia para los corruptos

Ver los resultados del Índice de Percepción de la Corrupción 2015 Hemos presenciado dos tendencias notables en América durante 2015: por un lado, el descubrimiento de redes de corrupción a gran escala y por otro la movilización masiva de ciudadanos contra la corrupción. No es sorprendente que Brasil —sumido en el mayor escándalo de corrupción […]

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Sub-Saharan Africa: Achieving ‘the Africa we want’ starts with the rule of law

En français View the 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index results Sub-Saharan Africa faced a myriad of threats in 2015, from the Ebola epidemic to rising terrorism. Again and again we saw corruption exacerbate the causes of crises, and undermine the response. This year’s index presents a worrying picture – with 40 of 46 countries showing a […]

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