“Is there anything more frightening than people?” ― Svetlana Alexievich, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, “Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster”.
A story about the dragon. In USSR there was one good cartoon named “the Dragon” showing the old folk tale from South-East Asia. In old times there lived one horrible dragon. From his inaccessible castle he ruled the entire country severely suppressing and robbing its population. Many brave warriors tried to kill the dragon, but he always defeated them. Read More
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… Read More
Hong Kong, a former colony of British Empire and now one of the world's most significant financial centers competing with London and New York. City-state that is considered the tallest urban agglomeration with its skyscrapers being the city icon... Read More
After my post on Singapore, this time I will focus on another Asian Tiger - South Korea. According to Corruption Perceptions Index 2016, South Korea holds the 52nd rank, between Rwanda and Namibia. In comparison to Ukraine's 131st rank position, it is not bad. But South Korea, unlike Ukraine, has long been one of the fastest growing economies in the world, often referred to as the "economic miracle on the river Han". Remaining Asian Tigers have a better situation with corruption perception: Singapore ranked 7th, Hong Kong - 15th and Taiwan - 31st... Read More
It was not that long ago that I wrote a post about best practices on incentives for whistleblowers in different parts of the world. It was a great news to me to discover recently that well in advance of my post a group of lawyers, media specialists, civil society activists started to develop a legislative ... Read More
After the long saga, National Corruption Prevention Agency (NCPA or Agency) has finally became operational and is hiring staff (check more in one of our previous posts). Obviously, the key focus of the Agency is establishing and operating of Asset and Income Declaration system. However ... Read More
Let me start this post with a few questions. Have you ever reported a corruption offence you encountered? If not, what prevented you from doing so? Would you report bribery if you could get a monetary reward for it? Say, something between $100k and few millions? ... Read More