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Transparency in the Sustainable Management of the Fisheries Sector

Do we have to worry about the future of fisheries? Unfortunately, yes. It might be different for certain species or certain regions, but from a global perspective we do need to worry. Climate change, pollution and overexploitation are all taking a heavy toll on our fisheries. Catching fish is not inherently bad, but over decades […]

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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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Foreign Corruption by Multinational Corporations (MNCs): The Principal-Agent Problem, Liability, Compliance and Collective Action

Why do employees and management of MNCs engage in corruption? The principal-agent problem gives an answer, why employees and management of multinational corporations (MNCs) like Siemens AG, Diagnostic Products Corp and Pfizer engage in corruption in spite of knowing of its adverse consequences. This article considers whether individuals or corporations should be held accountable for

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The FCPA Hyper-Transparency, and Doing the Right Thing

How do you see the FCPA Blog’s role in the anti-corruption and compliance arena, and has this changed since you founded the blog in 2007? Our mission is the same today as it was in 2007 – to help anti-corruption professionals and others everywhere understand how corruption happens, what it does to people and institutions,

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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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Are Anti-Corruption Agencies Headed in the Right Direction?

Of late, a debate has reappeared in India on how active anti-corruption agencies should navigate themselves. This has brought into focus the role of anti-corruption agencies and the negative impact the “hyper activity” has on governance in general. The issue appears to be very pertinent as one scam after another is surfacing, resulting in disdain

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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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