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Public procurement: Keeping government spending corruption-free

Transparency International’s Annual Report highlights work from more than 100 countries around the world. The following extract looks at what TI chapters are doing to keep spending on government services clean and transparent. Trillions of dollars are spent every year worldwide on publicly funded projects – everything from schools and hospitals, to roads and bridges, […]

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EU on the threshold: public procurement reform

Public procurement is a subject close to the hearts of many at TI, and for good reason. It is an area that is highly susceptible to collusion, corruption and bribery, but the record shows that this can be remedied through a combination of more transparent procedures and effective sanctions. Experience of using integrity pacts in […]

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Gillian Dell

Bribery: a barrier to good use of taxpayers’ money?

Fighting foreign bribery and strengthening government procurement processes are key to addressing corruption in international trade. Companies who bribe foreign officials are on the “supply side” of international corruption. Transparency International’s latest Progress Report on foreign bribery enforcement found that government efforts to stop this practice are lacking. Last week, 20 of Transparency International’s European […]

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