In Kigali, Rwanda from May 3rd to 6th, 20 anti-corruption agencies from 18 African countries attended the 12th Regional Conference of Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Commonwealth Africa. This year’s conference was themed “Combating Corruption for Good Governance and Sustainable Development in Africa.”… Continue Reading
Posts Tagged: Corruption Perceptions Index
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
Western businesses have begun the painful process of tallying their losses in Russia. International banks are owed more than $121 billion by Russian entities, with European banks having at least $84 billion in exposure, according to the Bank for International Settlements.… Continue Reading
As Jason Deegan’s post for the FCPA Blog recently reminded us, Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) rarely points to major changes from year to year. However, a closer analysis of ratings since 2012 – the year when TI adopted its current methodology for the CPI – may be more revealing.… Continue Reading
Apart from minor changes, Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index doesn’t change very much year by year and its publication each January typically leads to an uptick in its common criticisms being voiced at the same time every year.… Continue Reading
As we approach the anniversary of the Financial Conduct Authority’s first published set of aggregated results, it’s a good time to review what that means for risk managers across the UK and Europe.… Continue Reading
I’m from Kosovo. It’s one of Europe’s smallest countries — about half the size of Vermont — and its newest, having emerged from war as an independent state in 2008.
Since then, and after a decade of focusing on anti-corruption enforcement, Kosovo and its 1.8 million people are still struggling with graft.… Continue Reading
David Bligh’s recent post for the FCPA Blog asked a provocative question: Did the Corruption Perceptions Index correlate with World Cup fouls?
To answer this question, he did a linear regression analysis with the average number of fouls committed by each team that participated in the last World Cup versus the ranking obtained by those countries in Transparency International’s 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index.… Continue Reading
Watching this year’s World Cup over the last few weeks, I wondered: how does the perceived corruption of the participating countries relate, if at all, to the number of fouls committed by their respective teams?… Continue Reading
Assuming OFAC someday lifts the trade sanctions, and business between American companies and North Korea becomes legally possible, what does the initial due diligence look like?
No country in the world raises more red flags.… Continue Reading
We’ve all heard the question before: Does corruption work as grease in the wheels or as sand?
The debate had its origin in Nathaniel H. Leff’s paper from 1964 “Economic Development Through Bureaucratic Corruption,” and was soon popularized by Samuel Huntington in his 1968 book Political Order in Changing Societies.… Continue Reading