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Posts Tagged: Corruption

A word of caution on the new Corruption Risk Forecast

Last month, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and the European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State-Building (ERCAS) released their new Corruption Risk Forecast. The Corruption Risk Forecast aspires to provide a set of “[o]bjective corruption and transparency indicators for over 120 countries to diagnose the present, forecast the future, and set policy targets.”Continue Reading

This post was written by AI

What began as good-natured tech tinkering last week ended down the rabbit hole of AI-powered content and its unsettling implications for compliance. And what a deep hole it is.… Continue Reading

America: Let’s not pat ourselves on the back quite yet

Anti-corruption experts around the world cheered last week when the Biden Administration announced that “countering corruption [is] a core United States national security interest.” And for good reason – the announcement identifies many of the issues that are critical in the global fight against corruption.Continue Reading

There is no Covid-19 defense to corruption

We should all anticipate — with optimism but also serious preparation — a post-quarantine return to business, and appreciate that a return to “normal” business will actually mean in practice a period of frenetic efforts to make up for lost time and lost revenue, with accordingly severe demands on compliance professionals.… Continue Reading

Sorry, but corruption can be measured

In a recent FCPA Blog post, William Weaver argued that “actual corruption is essentially unmeasurable,” and that “our imperfect measurements of corruption, even more accurate random forced response surveys, have found only a noisy relationship between perceptions of corruption and its reality.”… Continue Reading

What is corruption? Depends on who’s looking

For those interested in the study of corruption from the scientific perspective one thing stands out: actual corruption is essentially unmeasurable.

It could also be observed that our imperfect measurements of corruption, even more accurate random forced response surveys, have found only a noisy relationship between perceptions of corruption and its reality.… Continue Reading