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Entries in World Bank (73)

Tuesday
Dec162014

So, you want to blog about corruption.....

Last week, we participated in a panel discussion at the World Bank, titled “Voice of Corruption Hunters in Social Media.” The panel was part of the World Bank’s International Corruption Hunters Alliance (ICHA) Conference and served as an opportunity for several of us in the communication and academic worlds to discuss the importance of social media for sharing anti-corruption ideas and strategies.

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Monday
Dec152014

‘Victim’ SNC-Lavalin collects $13 million in recovered funds

Canada's biggest engineering and construction firm is recovering more than $13 million, claiming it was a victim of alleged bribes paid to the son of former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

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Monday
Dec012014

International corruption hunting – World Bank event December 8-10

The World Bank is offering an opportunity to mingle with like-minded international corruption hunters to discuss ways to fight corruption more effectively.

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Monday
Nov172014

Public Wrongs, Private Actions: Civil Lawsuits to Recover Stolen Assets

With most enforcement pressure bearing down on corporate supply side bribe payers, it is no surprise that the business community feels beleaguered. The fundamental unfairness is of course the impunity with which bribe takers operate, a frequent topic on the FCPA Blog.

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Thursday
Nov062014

Collective Action: A new approach to combat corruption (Part 8)

Before I move on to the concluding posts in this series on Collective Action, I’d like to respond to some of the comments which you have made over the last few weeks. In this post I’d like to talk about the role of the World Bank in promoting Collective Action.

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Thursday
Oct302014

In defense of the Caldwell Doctrine (in reply)

Yesterday's post on Leslie Caldwell's vision of the FCPA elicited a number of comments. And I do love a good back-and-forth.

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Monday
Oct272014

Jokowi has a plan

Economist Vito Tanzi once said that when rules can be used to extract bribes, more rules will be created. And when more rules appear, more bribes will be needed to bargain down the red tape, and so on.

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Tuesday
Oct142014

Protecting the integrity of World Bank initiatives to combat corruption

Image courtesy of the World BankWorld Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim recalls the question Paul Volcker posed to a group of anti-corruption leaders assembled in Washington, D.C.: "If the World Bank doesn’t take the lead against corruption, who else is going to do it?"

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Thursday
Oct022014

Swiss court accepts guilty plea from former SNC-Lavalin exec

Riadh Ben Aissa, from an SNC-Lavalin publicity photoSwitzerland's federal crime court accepted a plea deal Wednesday between prosecutors and Riadh Ben Aissa, SNC-Lavalin's former head of construction, and sentenced him to time served.

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Thursday
Oct022014

Eric Holder and the international coalition against graft

Image courtesy of the U.S. Department of JusticeFCPA enforcement has waxed and waned during Eric Holder's six-year tenure as U.S. Attorney General. But that's not the whole picture. During the same time, global anti-corruption enforcement has picked up speed and is more robust today than ever. Enforcement actions are breaking out all over -- from Japan to Canada, from the UK, Italy, France and Germany to Australia, and across Scandinavia to Africa and South America. The enforcement world is now a different place.

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