What we have learnt from the UK’s unexplained Wealth Order legal cases

Originally published on GI-ACE Many research projects have fallen foul of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, while others have been adapted, with video conferencing replacing face-to-face meetings. Luckily for our project – examining the ‘enablers’ of money laundering in banking and real-estate transactions – a large part of it involves desk-based research. The focus for us…

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The flipside of corruption: State comparisons in India using public service delivery measures

Originally published on GI-ACE Understanding where corruption is high and why is a difficult task mainly because of the difficulties in measuring corruption. Given the well-documented problems with perceptions of corruption, recent literature has focused on objective measures of corruption. Focusing on the delivery of public services, a reliable measure could be the irregularities detected…

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Adapting to COVID-19: Sharing, learning, and supporting

Over the last few weeks, the Global Integrity team has been coming to terms with the emerging crisis around COVID-19 and the implications for us personally, for the communities and countries where we have connections, for the partners we work with, for the issues we focus on (open government, integrity & anti-corruption, and public service…

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India’s federal procurement data infrastructure

Originally published on GI-ACE by Isabelle Adam  In a previous blog, we explored some common problems data scientists encounter when collecting and analyzing data. In the accompanying Red Flags Explainer, we drew on our experience of building and analysing datasets of government procurement over the past ten years to answer some Frequently Asked Questions about our work,…

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