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Approaches to Anti-Corruption, Anti-Fraud, and Compliance

Peru and a new opportunity in sight When speaking of corruption or fraud we necessarily refer to concepts at odds with what is lawful, what is right, or what is legal, and as a result, to the search for effective mechanisms to control and combat these phenomena. It is common, but not necessarily right, to […]

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Powerful Ideas in the Fight Against Corruption

The Inspections from Public Lotteries Programme in Brazil The idea of this paper is to discuss the Inspections from Public Lotteries Programme – developed by the Brazilian anti-corruption agency – as a powerful idea in the fight against corruption. The author has summarized and explained this very successful oversight programme and its reports. She uses

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Corruption in the Construction Sector – Building the São Paulo Labour Court

In 1998 I started an investigation as a federal prosecutor that would be known all over Brazil and even abroad later on. It was called the TRT Case, a corruption scandal during the construction of a labour court in the city of São Paulo. The case involved a former senator, a former labour judge –

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Changing the City Hall – The Story of La Paz

Mr. Abaroa, before we go into some detailed questions about anti-corruption and local governance, we would like to ask you the following – if you were to give only one piece of advice to the anti-corruption community, what would that be? Corruption is a symptom, not a cause. Trying to fight corruption is like chasing

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