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Entries in procurement fraud (7)

Wednesday
Jul202016

Andy Spalding on Brazil’s second pillar: The access to information law

We’re talking about the four major laws, or “pillars,” that Brazil enacted on the eve of the 2016 Olympic Games (and 2014 FIFA World Cup) that completely changed Brazil’s anti-corruption landscape. 

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Tuesday
Jul192016

Andy Spalding on Brazil’s first pillar: Procurement reform

Procurement obviously presents among the highest risks for corruption. Brazil took its rare good fortune of hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics as an opportunity to evaluate its procurement regime. In so doing, it adopted important reforms; hosting the Olympics thus became a catalyst for positive governance change.

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Wednesday
Jul222015

Compliance alert: World Bank adopts more flexible and transparent procurement reforms

The World Bank’s board of executive directors Tuesday approved "a once-in-a-generation" reform package for procurement in projects financed by the Bank.

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Tuesday
Jul072015

Federal procurement and human rights protections: President Obama's mixed record

Official White House photoIn a June 23 letter, 130 members of Congress urged President Obama to finalize an Executive Order requiring federal contractors to disclose their political contributions.

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Wednesday
Apr292015

A stacked procurement deck drove me out of my job

In the prior post, I published part of a note from an acquaintance in Belarus who used to work in a medical supply firm. It described a centralized, top-down procurement system susceptible to widespread graft. In this post, he talks about specific buying practices that defeat the rule of law, perpetuate the system, and protect those involved.

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Thursday
Jun052014

Indonesia loses $4 billion annually to procurement fraud, study finds

Jakarta, Indonesia, courtesy of WikipediaIndonesia loses $4 billion every year due to poor procurement practices in the public sector, the Jakarta Globe reported Wednesday, citing a recent study by consultanting firm A.T. Kearney.

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Wednesday
Apr162014

New anti-corruption training on local governance at the IACA

The International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) has a new anti-corruption training progam on local governance, addressing key integrity issues at the municipal and regional levels.

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