Guidance for leaders wanting to reduce corruption in their organisations

Paul Heywood and Mark Pyman put forward SFRA - a very practical approach that politicians, leaders and managers can use directly for formulating better corruption reform strategies - plus an analysis of scale and substance in reform strategies. The Sector Focus and Reformulation Approach - SFRA here. Strategy, Scale and Substance in corruption reform here.

Transparency International's 20 year effort on defence & security corruption reform

In this working paper, Mark Pyman has written a history that brings out the lessons of how progress has been made using a 'whole sector' approach. Comments welcome

Addressing collusive contracting in electricity, here

Mitchell Watkins and Mushtaq Khan from SOAS University of London (SOAS-ACE) show how small subsidies in Bangladesh's electricity sector can reduce investor risk, increase competition and save billions of dollars for governments and consumers.

Reducing corruption in African agriculture starts with the Seed, here

As a Kenyan,  kitchen gardener and with a PhD in anti-corruption, I wanted to know: Is there demonstrable progress in curbing corruption in the Kenyan seed industry? You and I have personal stakes in this. Faith Muniale conducts her own experiment on progress in Kenya.

Policing after the death of George Floyd, here

Matt Gardner led a team of 430 police officers and civilians at Scotland Yard responsible for following up allegations relating to racism, harassment and corruption. Restarting on  the path of legitimacy requires three areas of action for police forces: values, transparency and consistent application.

Telecoms - is it the most corrupt sector?

Of the ten companies that have paid the largest penalties ever for corruption, four of them are telecom companies. The offences go back over many years, yet the telecom industry associations seem to be inactive on the topic. Read the blog by Birgitta Nygren  here.

Shouldn't law firms all have compliance programmes?

Argentinian lawyer Sofia Tirini argues in this blog that clients of law firms should require their law firms to have robust compliance programmes. And in a longer article, published on the ‘Legal Service Sector’ page of CurbingCorruption, here, she proposes seven further measures to strengthen the profession.

Guidance for reform-minded politicians, leaders & managers

CurbingCorruption has a very practical objective. It is to help politicians, leaders, managers and others achieve better outcomes – by removing, minimising or avoiding the corruption problems that constrain their organisations.  CurbingCorruption shows how to get inside the specific problems sector-by-sector, how to formulate better strategies, and how to adapt ambition to realism and the likely opposition.

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