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  • New ways to measure institutionalised grand corruption in public procurement

    Public procurement, one of the largest areas of public spending worldwide, gives public officials wide discretion. It is therefore unsurprising that it is also one of the government functions most often vulnerable to corruption. While there have been...

    Tóth, István János; Fazekas, Mihály

    Bergen, Chr. Michelsen Institute, 2014

  • Newspaper

    Doors opening, doors slamming

    Turkmenistan

    Stefan Mitas - TOL

    Despite the promises of great reforms in education made by the new President, the Soviet system is still running. Many allege that the bureaucrats involved in the renovations of schools frequently sign dual contracts with foreign construction companies, deliberately designed to allow a huge portion of the reported contract costs to disappear. Moreover, bribes are still viewed as a secondary prerequisite for university admission after one's scores on standardized entrance examinations.

  • Newspaper

    Controversy over higher education links with industry

    Germany

    Michael Gardner - University World News

    A warning by German anti-corruption organisation Transparency International that links between higher education and business are becoming increasingly obscure has sparked an open debate. "We are observing corporate interests increasingly dominating teaching and research to a large extent,” said Director of Transparency International Germany.

  • West Bank and Gaza: improving governance and reducing corruption

    In the past decade, the Palestinian Authority (PA) has worked to strengthen economic governance and combat corruption, both essential to sustained economic growth and improved delivery of public services. This report finds the PA has made significant...

    World Bank

    Washington, D.C., World Bank, 2011

  • Transparency International Annual Report

    Transparency international (TI) is a global movement sharing one vision: a world in which government, politics, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption. In the year 2012, the 20th anniversary of its foundation in...

    Transparency International

    Berlin, TI, 2012

  • Governance Matters VII: aggregate and individual governance indicators, 1996-2007

    This paper reports on the latest update of the Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) research project, covering 212 countries and territories and measuring six dimensions of governance between 1996 and 2007: Voice and Accountability, Political...

    Kaufmann, Daniel, Kraay, Aart, Mastruzzi, Massimo

    Washington D.C., World Bank, 2008

  • Newspaper

    ACC swoops on education ministry

    Namibia

    - All Africa

    Continuous strengthening of internal financial control and a policy of zero tolerance for maladministration and corruption by the Ministry of Education has led to an unprecedented ongoing investigation by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). Strengthened measures at the ministry uncovered suspicious incidents where there was the possibility of rogue companies benefiting from ministerial procurement.

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