Tag Archives: Corruption

The Economic Cost of Corruption in Europe

The European Parliament commissioned RAND Europe to conduct an econometric analysis to estimate the potential harm of corruption on the EU and its member states. The results have just been published in “The Cost of Non-Europe in the area of Organised Crime and Corruption”. What are the economic, social and political costs of corruption in …
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Partnering Against Corruption Initiative

The World Economic Forum in collaboration with Deloitte has just published the report, “Partnering Against Corruption Initiative: Infrastructure & Urban Development Building Foundations for Transparency.” Building Foundations for Transparency is the second phase of a multi-year project conducted by the Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI) to address the specific needs of the Infrastructure & Urban …
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EU Anti-Corruption Report

The European Commision has just published the “EU Anti-Corruption Report”. According to the report corruption costs the European economy around 120 billions euros per year. The study provides a clear picture of the situation in each Member State: measures in place, outstanding issues, policies that are working and areas that could be improved. It also …
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Corruption Perceptions Index 2013

“Corruption Perceptions Index 2013” has just been published by Transparency International. The report offers a warning that the abuse of power, secret dealings and bribery continue to ravage societies around the world. More than two thirds of the 177 countries in the 2013 index score below 50, on a scale from 0 (perceived to be …
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2013 Global Corruption Barometer

More than one person in two thinks corruption has worsened in the last two years, according to the world’s largest public opinion survey on corruption from Transparency International, but survey participants also firmly believe they can make a difference and have the will to take action against graft. The Global Corruption Barometer 2013 is a …
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Transparency in Corporate Reporting

Transparency International has just published the report, “Transparency in Corporate Reporting: Assessing the world’s largest companies.” The study analyzes the transparency of corporate reporting on a range of anticorruption measures among the 105 largest publicly listed multinational companies. Together these companies are worth more than US$11 trillion and touch the lives of people in countries …
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Corruption Risks in Europe

Transparency International has just published, “Money, Politics, Power: Corruption Risks in Europe.” While the “old continent” sees itself as one of the world’s least corrupt regions, few countries in Europe actually regulate lobbying or give citizens easy access to public information, allowing a culture of graft to take hold and political and business elites to …
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Corruption Still a Problem Throughout World

The non-governmental corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI) has just published the 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). The 2010 CPI shows that nearly three quarters of the 178 countries in the index score below five, on a scale from 0 (perceived to be highly corrupt) to 10 (perceived to have low levels of corruption), indicating a …
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Africa Development Indicators 2010

The World Bank has just launched “Africa Development Indicators 2010”. The report includes an annual essay drawing on ADI indicators titled “Silent and Lethal: How Quiet Corruption Undermines Africa’s Development Efforts”. This year, the focus is on “quiet corruption” which is pervasive and widespread across Africa and is having a disproportionate effect on the poor, …
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Worldwide Governance Indicators 1996-2008

The eighth edition of the World Bank’s Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) 1996-2008 reveals that many countries have made progress in areas of governance and anti-corruption over the past decade. However, it also shows that many countries around the world failed to make such improvements. The indicators cover 212 countries and territories, drawing together hundreds of …
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