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The first multi-stakeholder workshop on the UNCAC second cycle review created synergies between Africa and Southeast Europe

4 October 2016, UNODC. This post was originally published on the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime website. Multi-stakeholder workshop at the UN Headquarters in Vienna, Austria Cooperation between Governments and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in implementing the United…

Let’s pick up the slow pace of change in Panama

26 August 2016, by Anne Koch. This post was originally published on the Transparency International website. A Panamanian SlothImage: Flickr / marthaenpiet The recent moves by the Panamanian government to clean up its image in the wake of the Panama…

Beyond destinations, havens and victims

9 August 2016, by Jackson Oldfield. This post was originally published on the Civil Forum for Asset Recovery website. When we talk about the theft of public assets and their return, we often get into a discussion of ‘destination countries’,…

Where are the Americans? – The U.S. response to the Panama Papers

7 July 2016. This post was originally published on the Civil Forum for Asset Recovery website. American companies like Google and Nike hide more than $2.1 trillion in offshore tax havens. But the sad truth is that the United States…

Brexit: What Next for the Anti-Corruption Movement in the UK?

5 July 2016. This post was originally published on the Corruption Watch UK website. The fight against corruption has just become a whole lot harder. Brexit and its political and economic fallout risks pulling the rug from under many of…

Eight reasons why everybody needs to be able to see company ownership information (not just the police)

30 June 2016, by Rosie Sharpe. This post was originally published on the Global Witness website. Information on who ultimately owns and controls British companies goes live for the first time today. Hurray! If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably…

Corruption in public contracting: Change behavior, not rules

22 June 2016, by Juanita Olaya. This post was originally published on the Open Contracting Partnership website. The majority of corruption cases in the world involve some form of contracting. This comes as no surprise as contracts are the main…

Towards some global standards for corporate settlements?

15 March 2016, by Sue Hawley, Corruption Watch. Last Friday, the UNCAC Coalition along with some member organisations, Transparency International, Global Witness and Corruption Watch, wrote to the OECD asking for global standards for corporate settlements in foreign bribery cases.…

Integrity testing: Too effective for corrupt countries?

31 October 2015, by Tilman Hoppe. On 14 August 2014, the Republic of Moldova broke the culture of silence around bribery. The number of public officials reporting bribe offers soared strikingly within days. But what had happened? Moldova simply installed…

Civil society seeks stronger anti-corruption commitments from the countries gathered at the 6th UNCAC COSP

28 October 2015, by Gillian Dell. What’s on the civil society agenda at the 6th UNCAC Conference of States Parties (COSP)? And what will be the UNCAC Coalition’s focus in St Petersburg? Although we expect fewer civil society participants in…

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