NEWS

This section provides readers with the latest news regarding anti-corruption issues worldwide.

"Global Integrity Report: 2011" Released

Regardless of how weak or sophisticated their political financing regulations are, countries around the world are equally failing to effectively regulate the flow of money into politics according to "The Global Integrity Report: 2011", a major investigative study of 31 countries.   [field_txt_news_link]

Australia’s First National Anti-Corruption Plan

The Australian Government is committed to extensive public consultation on the development of Australia’s National Anti-Corruption Plan, encouraging all interested stakeholders to take the opportunity to provide input into this important document. [field_txt_news_link]

Myanmar threatens to sue journal over graft story

Myanmar's government has threatened to sue a local news journal over a story that tested the limits of media freedom under civilian rulers by alleging corruption in several ministries. [field_txt_news_link]

State Integrity Investigation: Keeping Government Honest

The State Integrity Investigation is an unprecedented, data-driven analysis of each state in the USA’s laws and practices that deter corruption and promote accountability and openness. Experienced journalists graded each state government on its corruption risk using 330 specific measures. The Investigation ranked every state from 1 to 50. Each state received a report card with letter grades in 14 categories, including campaign finance, ethics laws, lobbying regulations, and management of state pension funds. [field_txt_news_link]

UNODC Invitation to Form Working Groups to Support Anti-corruption Initiatives in Indian Business

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime's Regional Office for South Asia is putting together two 30-member high profile work groups in India, one at the National level and one in Maharashtra State, to encourage anti-corruption practices in Indian business. [field_txt_news_link]

Bold acts to Start with

An editorial looks at corruption in  Indonesia's civil service and suggests some possible reforms, while acknowledging the difficulty of the process. [field_txt_news_link]

"The Ethics Challenge in Public Service" (3rd Edition) Now Available

A thoroughly revised and updated third edition of "The Ethics Challenge in Public Service", a classic ethics text by Carol Lewis and Stuart Gilman used in public management programs nationwide, is now available. [field_txt_news_link]

Web Sites Shine Light on Petty Bribery Worldwide

I Paid a Bribe, a site in India, is spawning a movement of corruption-exposing sites and in turn is vexing bribe-seeking bureaucrats all around the globe. [field_txt_news_link]

Journal of Economics and Statistics: Call for Papers

The Journal of Economics and Statistics is inviting submissions for a special issue on "Corruption at the Grassroots Level – Between Temptation, Norms, and Culture". They are due by Dec 1 2012. [field_txt_news_link]

Punjab Model for Proactive Governance

The Punjab Model for Proactive Governance is an initiative by the Chief Minister’s Secretariat to fight petty corruption through SMS and calls feedback of citizens who receive day-to-day government services. See more information at http://www.punjabmodel.gov.pk/, as well as an early review of this initiative. [field_txt_news_link]

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