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Posts Tagged: Transparency International

Calling All Social Entrepreneurs

We all know what to call a secret €5,000 pay-off to win a contract.

But, question: What do you call the opposite of a kick-back?

How about a global competition for social entrepreneurs who want to fight corruption.… Continue Reading

‘Unlocking Democracy And Development’

Julie Fisher Melton’s upcoming book Importing Democracy (Kettering Foundation) studies how so-called “democratization NGOs” work to change political culture in South Africa, Argentina, and Tajikistan.

The NGOs profiled in the book nurture democratic values by engaging in projects such as setting up local radio stations and talking to police about human rights.… Continue Reading

In Indonesia, ‘Election Loans’ Snare Leaders

A story in AsiaOne this month said 37% of all elected regional leaders in Indonesia have been named in corruption cases.

‘As many as 173 regional heads have been implicated in corruption cases stemming from the practices of money politics used to finance their campaigns,’ the story said.… Continue Reading

How Big Is ‘Grand’ Corruption?

hruti Shah,  a senior policy director at Transparency International-USA, writing in today’s Huffington Post, said:

“Grand Corruption” by public officials is a problem that has received increasing attention in recent years, particularly following the Arab Spring.

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