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The importance of IACA’s course “Successful Strategies and Best Practices in Whistleblower Casework: Defense, Investigations and Resolution” for the National Anti-corruption Centre of the Republic of Moldova

“If you see something that is not right, not fair, not just,  you have a moral obligation to do something about it.” – John Lewis[1] In recent years, more and more countries around the world have enacted laws regulating the disclosure of illegal practices and the protection of whistleblowers. In the Republic of Moldova, the […]

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National Association of Attorneys General to Publish IACA Summer Academy Alumna’s Anticorruption Manual

We at IACA were delighted to learn that a book edited by Amie Ely, IACA Summer Academy 2017 alumna, was published in August this year by the National Association of Attorneys General where Amie is Director of Center for Ethics & Public Integrity at the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute. Amie has not

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Ethics & Compliance professionals as agents of change: The hero’s journey, words and actions

When I look back over the past twenty years since I started working in compliance as a senior university student, I have noticed that what we do, how we do it, and why we do it has noticeably changed over time. Being a compliance professional has evolved from a position that was so uncommon that

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Behaviourally Informed Interviewing, a New Approach to Interviewing in Corruption Investigations

Introduction Successful investigation and prosecution of corruption offences is a critical element in fighting corruption. Repressive measures alone are not sufficient, but the ability of a judicial system to impose dissuasive criminal sanctions plays a major deterrent role and is a clear sign that corruption is not tolerated. The investigation of corruption is however very

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Corruption and Governance Challenges in the Capital Development Authority of Dhaka-Bangladesh: Understanding the Nexus of Principal-Agent Theory and Collusion Triangle

Introduction Anti-corruption initiatives are often blamed for being ineffective because they lack a firm theoretical basis. Those initiatives are meant for the anti-corruption efforts that had been taken[1]See, Marquette, H. and Peiffer, C., 2015. Corruption and Collective Action. [online] Available at: https://www.cmi.no/publications/5544-corruption-and-collective-action [Accessed 28 February 2020] over the last two decades. However, analyzing corruption has

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Artificial Intelligence – Is It the Ultimate in the Fight against Corruption?

Corruption continues to be one of the most pervasive anti-social vice in our societies. Often times and especially in developing countries, corruption is associated with government officials and politicians who use it as the oil to lubricate the government machinery that guarantees their stay in power. Because corruption entails serious threats for economic, social and

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The Link between Gender and Corruption. Why equality matters in dealing with corruption

“Are women really the ‘fairer’ sex?” This question was raised by researchers at the World Bank in 1999 (Dollar, et al., 1999). In their study, they used the International Country Risk Guide’s corruption index to see how corruption correlated with the involvement of women in parliament in more than 100 countries. Their findings were clear:

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