transparency

Why Do We Desperately Need a Culture of Integrity in Ukraine?

Why Do We Desperately Need a Culture of Integrity in Ukraine?

According to Tony Dungy, “integrity is a choice between what is convenient and what is right”. Let’s be honest, many Ukrainians tend to “cut the edges” to avoid complications, delays, or inconveniences in their daily lives, be it a payment for avoiding queue in a clinic, a small bribe to avoid ticket for speeding, or a facilitation payment to facilitate obtaining certain authorizations.

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No More Swedish House Mafia: the Swedish Secret Ingredient to Eradicate Corruption, Part I/III

No More Swedish House Mafia: the Swedish Secret Ingredient to Eradicate Corruption, Part I/III

With this post, I would like to share with you, Periscopers, what I learned of corruption in Sweden during my stay in Malmo for two exciting weeks. My inspiration derives from my recent participation in SI Summer Academy for Young Professionals. First of all, I would like to express my gratitude to the Swedish Institute for granting me this opportunity and encourage all of you to apply for the Sustainable Public Management Program next year…

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From Cleaning-Up to Keeping Clean: Ukrainian Businesses Prone to Gradual Change in Behavior

From Cleaning-Up to Keeping Clean: Ukrainian Businesses Prone to Gradual Change in Behavior

Over the years, many companies have experienced the resistance to ethics and compliance. During decades, it was common to say that it was too expensive to build a compliance system. However, such penny-wise mindset to compliance led to a pound-foolish aftermath. Accordingly, business culture has started changing slowly. 

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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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Role of Transparency in Fighting Corruption in Ukraine

Role of Transparency in Fighting Corruption in Ukraine

Frequently, we see or hear words “transparency” and “corruption” together. For instance, OECD claims that“countries’ ability to address corruption, both domestically and internationally, is impaired by lack of transparency, accountability and integrity in the public and private sectors.” In this post, I will share my views on how does transparency affects corruption.

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