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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
January 29, 2016
El 19 de enero, el presidente hondureño Juan Orlando Hernández firmó un acuerdo con la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA) para apoyar un cuerpo que investigará políticos, jueces y miembros de las fuerzas de seguridad in temas de corrupción e impunidad. Parecida a la CICIG, una entidad... Read More
Posted by

Stephen Johnson

Division Director, Latin American and the Caribbean
December 08, 2015
Combatting corruption – as I’ve written before – cannot occur solely by talking about the issue.  The behavior changes that are required – officials acting with more integrity and... Read More
September 14, 2015
A critical component of an equitable, inclusive democracy is citizen trust in the governance system. The virtuous feedback loop that allows for citizens’ input into governing and provides for timely responses from government instill faith in democracy and encourage participation in the political... Read More
Posted by

Ashleigh Whelan

Country Director, Mongolia

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