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June 23, 2017
If you say the Tunisian Arabic phrase “Arjaa Ghoudwa,”  youth will give you a knowing look and understand immediately. Although it means “come back tomorrow,” which seems pretty innocuous, there is actually a deeper connotation.   As IRI works with youth around Tunisia through our... Read More
January 27, 2017
La corrupción es una enfermedad que a México le cuesta mucho. De acuerdo con la revista Forbes, representa una pérdida de aproximadamente 347,000 millones de pesos al año, equivalente a un 9% del PIB nacional.[1] A esto se agrega la pérdida de hasta 5%... Read More
January 23, 2017
En cualquiera sociedad, los altos índices de percepción de la corrupción y la desconfianza en las instituciones afectan la colaboración entre ciudadanos y autoridades. Así lo demuestran diversos estudios donde se afirma que el 80 por ciento de los mexicanos no confían en las instituciones del... Read More
January 18, 2017
Desde hace varias décadas México padece la terrible enfermedad de la corrupción y en años recientes sus síntomas han empeorado. Actualmente, México es considerado el país más corrupto de la OCDE (Organización para la Cooperación y Desarrollo Económico). Dato que no resulta sorprendente tomando en... Read More
December 27, 2016
Pareciera que para el año 2016 hay una palabra que se repitió constantemente en los medios alrededor del mundo: Corrupción. Es que en diversas sociedades se ha pasado más allá de la indignación al hartazgo y rabia ante los escandalosos casos de corrupción; aparentemente el rechazo de las sociedades... Read More
December 09, 2016
December 9, 2016 is Anti-Corruption Day. The campaign was organized by the United Nations, #UnitedAgainstCorruption, for Development, Peace and Security, to promote the importance of transparency, accountability, integrity, ethics and citizen empowerment. I ask myself, how does the International... Read More
December 09, 2016
Overwhelmingly, IRI's Vulnerability to Corruption Assessment (VCA) found that citizen participation and engagement are critical to addressing corruption and advancing Decentralization and Deconcentration Reforms in Cambodia. October 2016 marked twenty-five years since the end of the conflict in... Read More
December 09, 2016
In the minds of many Westerners, Southeast Europe is often associated with images of poverty and corruption. And although these two images are clichés that do not necessarily reflect reality, as a famous former US presidential candidate said early in this year, "Bucharest has faster Internet access... Read More
December 09, 2016
All societies suffer from corruption to some degree. However, Mexico is paying a steep price for this problem. Every year corruption reportedly costs Mexico between 2 to 10 percent of its gross domestic product, chases away foreign investment by 5 percent, and depresses employment by almost... Read More
April 18, 2016
It is critical for cities to fight corruption in order to ensure vibrant democracy and economic growth – this is why I am excited to represent IRI at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Integrity Forum on April 19-20, 2016 and to present IRI’s paper on... Read More

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