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Interview: A Frontline View of Anti-Corruption

Interview: A Frontline View of Anti-Corruption | Anti-Corruption Across The Globe | Scoop.it
NEW YORK – Richard Bistrong spent much of his career as an international sales executive. He currently speaks on foreign bribery and compliance issues from that front-line perspective, writing about them on his blog.
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Indonesian graft busters launch anti-corruption app

Indonesian graft busters launch anti-corruption app | Anti-Corruption Across The Globe | Scoop.it
Indonesia's powerful anti-graft agency said Thursday it had launched a mobile app packed with graphics and games to educate the public and officials about bribery in one of the world's most corrupt countries.
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Anti-Corruption Ethics and Compliance Handbook for Business - OECD

Anti-Corruption Ethics and Compliance Handbook for Business - OECD | Anti-Corruption Across The Globe | Scoop.it
Data and research on bribery and corruption including tax crime, bribery in international business, money laundering and public sector corruption., Developed by companies, for companies, with assistance from the OECD, UNODC, and World Bank, this...
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Anti-corruption training increasingly important to businesses in New Zealand

Anti-corruption training increasingly important to businesses in New Zealand | Anti-Corruption Across The Globe | Scoop.it
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It is why the SFO and Transparency International have joined forces with a handful of other agencies and service providers to offer free anti-corruption training courses.
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UNDP Kosovo and Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative join efforts to fight corruption

UNDP Kosovo and Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative join efforts to fight corruption | Anti-Corruption Across The Globe | Scoop.it
UNDP's Anti-Corruption Programme, funded generously by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), has recently concluded a Memorandum of Understanding with Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative (RAI).
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Anti-corruption for REDD+

This is a UN-REDD Programme and UNDP informational video clip using a technique called 'illustrative storytelling'. It combines a mixture of graphics and whi...
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A compelling video format that explains the REDD+ programme against deforestation, along with potential corruption risks and how to combat them.

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100 Companies Sign Call to Action Against Corruption

100 Companies Sign Call to Action Against Corruption | Anti-Corruption Across The Globe | Scoop.it

The Call to Action - which is supported by the UN Global Compact, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime,Transparency International, the Open Contracting Initiative, the World Bank Institute and the Global Organization of Parlamentarians against Corruption - was officially launched on 24 June 2014 as a call from business to Governments to address corruption and foster good governance in ways that advance the global development agenda.

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GOPAC Board Member Dr Naser Al San Lectures at the International Anti-Corruption Academy on Prosecuting Grand Corruption

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Beating bribery: Small change

Beating bribery: Small change | Anti-Corruption Across The Globe | Scoop.it

An increasingly popular weapon in the fight against corruption: fake money

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This method of resistance--handing a fake bill to a bribe-seeker--is not without risk. Still, the idea of shaming corrupt officials is taking off in a number of countries.

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New York music prof plans political corruption museum

New York music prof plans political corruption museum | Anti-Corruption Across The Globe | Scoop.it
Bruce Roter had the idea last summer to open the Museum of Political Corruption in Albany, New Yor...
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I Paid a Bribe and Similar Corruption-Exposing Sites Spread

I Paid a Bribe and Similar Corruption-Exposing Sites Spread | Anti-Corruption Across The Globe | Scoop.it
I Paid a Bribe, a site in India, is spawning a movement of corruption-exposing sites and in turn is vexing bribe-seeking bureaucrats all around the globe.
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A neat look at how individuals and non-profit groups are drawing attention to 'corruption. Reminds me of Louis Brandeis' adage that "Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants." 

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OSCE, Anti-Corruption Academy agree to co-operate on fighting corruption

OSCE, Anti-Corruption Academy agree to co-operate on fighting corruption | Anti-Corruption Across The Globe | Scoop.it

Marc Perrin de Brichambaut, OSCE Secretary General (right), and Martin Kreutner, Chair of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) International Transition Team, after signing a Memorandum of Understanding between the organizations, Vienna, 28 March 2011.

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UN chief urges business leaders to denounce and fight corruption

UN chief urges business leaders to denounce and fight corruption | Anti-Corruption Across The Globe | Scoop.it
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged business leaders across the world to denounce corruption and institute measures to combat the vice, in line with the United Nations convention against graft, saying corruption distorted markets and hindered economic growth.
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The Indian government has a new anti-corruption weapon that's stashed in your phone

The Indian government has a new anti-corruption weapon that's stashed in your phone | Anti-Corruption Across The Globe | Scoop.it
The ubiquity of WhatsApp is now prompting government and law enforcement agencies to use it as a tool for reaching out, particularly to report on erring officials.
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Do settlements for corporate financial malfeasance work?

Do settlements for corporate financial malfeasance work? | Anti-Corruption Across The Globe | Scoop.it
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TI supports completing investigations instead of allowing firms to settle out of court in order to foster a 'culture of integrity.'

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Philadelphia Launches Anti-Corruption iPhone App

Philadelphia Launches Anti-Corruption iPhone App | Anti-Corruption Across The Globe | Scoop.it
modern playbook Philadelphia residents have a new weapon for fighting municipal corruption: An iPhone app that lets them send photos and video of money-w (Philadelphia Launches Anti-Corruption iPhone App http://t.co/1H6W6In8wF
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New anti-corruption rule for UK oil and gas firms

New anti-corruption rule for UK oil and gas firms | Anti-Corruption Across The Globe | Scoop.it
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Oil, gas and mining companies in the UK will face tougher anti-corruption rules from next year under new plans announced today.
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The UK is the first EU country to implement the Accounting Directive. 1 down, 27 to go.

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Institutional investors achieve greater disclosure of bribery and corruption risks

Institutional investors achieve greater disclosure of bribery and corruption risks | Anti-Corruption Across The Globe | Scoop.it

A three-year engagement by PRI signatories has resulted in improved transparency and disclosure of anti-corruption strategies, policies and management systems by several global companies with significant exposure to corruption risk.

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This shareholder engagement success story reveals how institutional investors--signatories to the Principles for Responsible Investment--can wield their influence as shareholders to reinforce companies' anti-corruption measures. More and more, investors are utilizing similar methodologies to identify weaknesses in disclosure, sensitivity to governance risks such as corruption, and benchmarking firms against their peers to evaluate performance in these areas. While shareholder engagement typically takes place over several years, the results are promising.

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Call to Action: Global Development Agenda

Call to Action: Global Development Agenda | Anti-Corruption Across The Globe | Scoop.it

The Call to Action is an appeal by the private sector to Governments to promote anti-corruption measures and to implement policies that will establish systems of good governance. The Call to Action urges Governments to underscore anti-corruption and good governance as fundamental pillars of a sustainable and inclusive global economy.

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Florence hosts Italy's first anti-corruption class for public officials

Florence hosts Italy's first anti-corruption class for public officials | Anti-Corruption Across The Globe | Scoop.it

City introduces course promising to tackle corruption at its roots and help change attitudes

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PREVENTING CORRUPTION BY ERADICATING ACADEMIC CORRUPTION

PREVENTING CORRUPTION BY ERADICATING ACADEMIC CORRUPTION | Anti-Corruption Across The Globe | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Dr. Riccardo Pelizzo explores the relationship between corrupt practices in higher education and corruption.
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A interesting idea here: academic corruption can desensitize students to other kinds of corruption later in life. Removing corruption from the learning environment reduces a population's tolerance of corruption in society over time. 

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The Rationale for Fighting Corruption

The CleanGovBiz Initiative supports governments to reinforce their fight against corruption and engage with civil society and the private sector to promote real change towards integrity.

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A background brief on why combating corruption is so important, namely because it: increases the costs of doing business (thus hindering economic development), leads to inefficient use of public resources, marginalizes the less well-off and exacerbates political alienation. 

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Confronting corruption*

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PwC report looks at steps companies can take to combat corruption.

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International Anti-Corruption Day - 9 December

International Anti-Corruption Day - 9 December | Anti-Corruption Across The Globe | Scoop.it

Corruption is a complex social, political and economic phenomenon that affects all countries. Corruption undermines democratic institutions, slows economic development and contributes to governmental instability. Corruption attacks the foundation of democratic institutions by distorting electoral processes, perverting the rule of law and creating bureaucratic quagmires whose only reason for existing is the soliciting of bribes. Economic development is stunted because foreign direct investment is discouraged and small businesses within the country often find it impossible to overcome the "start-up costs" required because of corruption.

On 31 October 2003, the General Assembly adopted the United Nations Convention against Corruption and requested that the Secretary-General designate the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as secretariat for the Convention’s Conference of States Parties (resolution 58/4). 

The Assembly also designated 9 December as International Anti-Corruption Day, to raise awareness of corruption and of the role of the Convention in combating and preventing it.  The Convention entered into force in December 2005.

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