As the recent high-level and healthy debate on the FCPA Blog has shown, there are various ways to gather and analyze corruption-risk data at the country level, all of which have respective pros and cons but nevertheless are indispensable in our era of risk-based compliance decision-making.… Continue Reading
Posts Tagged: CIPE
The new and unique Corruption Risk Forecast at the national level launched by the European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and Statebuilding (ERCAS) and CIPE has started to receive feedback from various sources.… Continue Reading
Measuring corruption across time is one of the most difficult tasks in governance studies. Early measures, like Transparency International’s CPI, focused on the perceptions of experts. More recently, however, governments, compliance officers, and investors have sought measures of corruption that provide greater forecasting abilities.… Continue Reading
In recent years, a troubling assumption has become widely but uncritically accepted in the compliance industry. It suggests that advancing FCPA anti-corruption compliance among multinational corporations (MNCs) has a “trickle down” compliance effect on their smaller suppliers in emerging markets.… Continue Reading
Armenia doesn’t top many investors’ lists. The former Soviet republic is in an ongoing military conflict with neighboring Azerbaijan, has two closed trade borders with Turkey and Azerbaijan (borders with Iran and Georgia are open), and pervasive corruption prevents Armenia’s three million citizens from prospering.… Continue Reading
Corruption remains a number one concern of citizens across the world. People feel left out of the benefits of globalization and are increasingly disillusioned with the public institutions meant to protect them and their economic and social interests.… Continue Reading
Across high-risk markets, mid-sized firms are working to differentiate themselves from the competition by demonstrating compliance with global anti-corruption laws and norms.
While the business case for anti-corruption compliance is often well received, implementing a robust compliance program that sufficiently reduces risks, prepares all staff, and clearly meets MNCs’ standards, can be a substantial task.… Continue Reading
A post this week by Frank Brown talked about spreading compliance to supply chains in high-risk jurisdictions. It’s a challenge without easy answers.
How do we overcome cultural differences and integrate local companies into supply-chain compliance programs without ruining relationships and busting everyone’s budget. … Continue Reading
Local firms in emerging markets are often highly attractive to multinationals looking for new suppliers and partners. Those local firms, many of them mid-sized, see joining a global value chain as a key step for survival.… Continue Reading