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Corruption and Forestry: Once gone, they cannot be brought back

Manoj Nadkarni, Programme Manager of Transparency International’s Forest Governance Integrity Programme, highlights the irreversible damage that exploitation of forests by companies and governments can do.  Is the forest sector more or less corrupt compared to other sectors? This is a question I am regularly asked, and the recently published Bribe Payers Index answers this and […]

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Bribe Payers Index 2011: What is happening in defence?

Mark Pyman , Director of Transparency International’s Defence and Security Programme, discusses contradictory research in the defence sector. The new 2011 Bribe Payers Index (BPI) was published last week and throws up some interesting findings. Bribery seems to be prevalent in almost all sectors and there seems to be little improvements overall in controlling it since […]

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EU needs to pay attention to corruption on its own doorstep

In an opinion piece in the latest edition of New Europe Jana Mittermaier, Head of Transparency International Liaison Office to the EU, argues that if European leaders are serious about fighting corruption, they need to pay closer  attention to the behaviour of their companies. The most recent results of the Bribe Payers Index (BPI) show that […]

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Mexico and the G20 presidency: stronger leadership and anticorruption effort needed

Eduardo Bohórquez and Deniz Devrim of Transparency International’s Mexican Chapter reflect on their country’s efforts to fight foreign bribery and new opportunities for its upcoming G20 presidency. In the 2011 Bribe Payers Index (BPI), Mexico ranks on position 26 out of 28 countries with a score of 7.0 on a scale where 0 means Mexican […]

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Bridges to nowhere: How to improve transparency in the construction sector

On Wednesday, TI published its new Bribe Payers Index. Christiaan J. Poortman, Senior Advisor of Transparency International in the field of International Conventions and other initiatives, looks at how to increase transparency in one of the most corrupt sectors of the Report through the CoST initiative.  Construction is a major driver of economic growth and […]

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Bribe Payers Index 2011: When trade is anything but free.

As the G20 prepare to meet in Cannes, Transparency International’s new report serves as a timely reminder of some unwarranted consequences of trade and investment and the need for a global effort to stop corruption in all its forms. Deborah Hardoon, Senior Research Coordinator, discusses the global impact of the countries ranked in the 2011 […]

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Bribe Payers Index 2011: Why is Russia last?

Today, Transparency International publishes the 2011 Bribe Payers Index. Elena Panfilova, Board Member of Transparency International and Director of our Russian Chapter, talks about Russia’s low score, which puts it in last place, as it was in 2008. Russia finishes last in the Bribe Payers Index this year. Why do you think this is? Russia […]

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Bribe Payers Index 2011: when companies bribe other companies

On Wednesday 2 November, Transparency International will launch the Bribe Payers Index 2011, which ranks the perceived propensity of 28 countries and 19 sectors to bribe abroad. Written for Transparency International’s 2009 Global Corruption Report by David Hess, a Professor of Law at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, this excerpted article looks […]

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Bribe Payers Index 2011: When China goes shopping abroad

On Wednesday 2 November Transparency International will publish the Bribe Payers Index 2011, which ranks the perceived propensity of 28 leading export countries and 19 business sectors to bribe abroad. Written by Deborah Brautigam, Professor of International Development at the American University, Washington DC, for Transparency International’s 2009 Global Corruption Report, this excerpted article looks […]

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Where the Money Can Hide: The New Financial Secrecy Index was published today

Christian Humborg is the Managing Director of TI Germany When a police officer is bribed, usually two people are involved: the bribe-taker and the bribe-payer. In larger corruption cases, a third person is needed: the bribe-hider. Bribe-hiders don’t stash the bills under the bed. There is a global financial services industry for non-residents which allows […]

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