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Anti-Corruption day Dec 9th: New Research from CurbingCorruption

Two new reports, "Rethinking Corruption Reform: Scale and Substance" here, and "SFRA - The Sector Focus and Reformulation Approach" here, which enables politicians, leaders and managers to formulate better strategies;  Both, by Mark Pyman and Paul Heywood, were presented at a great Global Integrity/ACE webinar yesterday showcasing 4 new approaches to corruption reform, the other two being by Heather Marquette & Caryn Peiffer  and by Janine Wedel.

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. November 2020

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.  July 2020

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. June 2020. See also new blog site on trusted policing, here.

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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