Giving people a voice: lessons from measuring corruption

As the world embarks on the ambitious global development agenda known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it is important to have accurate measures of progress, or even lack of progress. Otherwise the goals themselves are at risk of becoming illegitimate. To track the goals, we need to have meaningful indicators that reflect what is […]

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Why open data can stop corruption

There has been a big push in recent years to make government data open so citizens know where their tax money is spent– from snow collection in Chicago and broken street lights in Tbilisi, to what public officials declare about their assets in Mexico and their lobbying meetings with companies in the EU. While data […]

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A new win for Ukraine in fighting corruption

On 15 March 2016, 278 Ukrainian MPs voted to approve a new e-declarations law called No.3755. The law will oblige public servants, politicians, managers of state and communal enterprises, and other employees who are paid from state budget such as doctors and teachers, to declare their full income and assets. It also requires them to […]

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Maldives: islands lost in corruption

The Maldives is an archipelago made up of more than 1000 islands, with a population of about 351,000 people. Most of the islands are uninhabited; 187 are home to people and 106 are designed as beach resorts for the well-heeled traveller. Grand corruption emerged as the biggest problem in the country when a massive scandal […]

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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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corruption perceptions index 2015 middle east and north africa results

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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