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2009 Global Corruption Report: Corruption and the Private Sector

When asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, a 6-year old girl said she wanted to be a corrupt official, because they have so many things. After recovering from the shock of the little girl’s answer, the next question that arises is: how is it that these officials can accumulate so many […]

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What do you want to be when you grow old?

What do you want to be when you grow old? This is the question a Chinese journalist asked six-year old school kids, as reported by France24, with some not surprising answers: photographer, teacher, fireman. However, the last girl answering knows very well what she wants to become: A corrupt public official. This example shows how […]

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Chasing rats

While the word “rat” has not yet made it into Transparency International’s recently launched Plain Language Guide, Participación Ciudadana, TI’s chapter in the Dominican Republic, is making quite a fuss about the fuzzy creatures. Together with a few other NGOs, this very active organisation decided to pursue public good through a mass fumigation march, with […]

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