Does Businesses Need an Anti-corruption Court in Ukraine?

Does Businesses Need an Anti-corruption Court in Ukraine?

Corruption is a major problem in many of the worlds developing economies today. Ukraine is not exception. In such nations, corruption represents a regressive taxation that bears hard on the poor. It has a dampening effect on business development and it could result in the production of inferior goods as companies find ways to accommodate under-the-table payments. ...

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Where are the success stories of business resisting corruption?

Where are the success stories of business resisting corruption?

In anticipation of new Corruption Perception Survey, which is annually conducted by the American Chamber of Commerce (ACC) in October.

According to the surveys from previous years, majority of around one hundred participating companies reported that they have faced corruption while working in Ukraine (81% in 2016 and 88% in 2015). ...

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Can We Buy Integrity of Public Servants?

Can We Buy Integrity of Public Servants?

Lately, there have been numerous discussions in different venues about level of salaries in reformed courts, newly established anti-corruption bodies and state-owned companies in Ukraine. Two controversial points of view predominate the discussion: (i) high salaries in public sectors are necessary to prevent corruption, and (ii) public servants bring little benefit to society, so their income cannot be high...

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Balancing Over Mud Or the Baby of Corruption: Informality

Balancing Over Mud Or the Baby of Corruption: Informality

In June 2017, the Fifth IOS Annual Conference in Regensburg on Corruption in Eastern/Southeastern Europe and Latin America was held. People talked about informality and corruption. The more the discussion lasted, the more we started to wonder. Where is a boundary between informality and conflict of interest or bribe?

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Integrity is everyone’s business, but what does integrity actually mean? Part II

Integrity is everyone’s business, but what does integrity actually mean? Part II

In the first part of this post I described my impressions about Matra Rule of Law Training Programme on “Integrity of Civil Servants” and provided a basic review of integrity concept through its historical evolution. Now I’d like to continue sharing the acquired knowledge by outlining Dutch actions in building integrity.

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