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New Iraqi Anti-Corruption Strategy: Fire the Watchdogs

The New York Times reports on the dismissals of many of Iraq’s Inspectors General, one of the few semi-functioning anti-corruption mechanisms in the country. While we can’t go into the details yet publicly, much of this tracks with our forthcoming Global Integrity assessment of Iraq that will be part of the Global Integrity Report: 2008.…

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Introducing the Liberia Local Governance Toolkit

Global Integrity, the Center for Accountability and Transparency in Liberia (CENTAL), and the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) are proud to release the Liberia Local Governance Toolkit, which assesses the existence, effectiveness, and citizen access to key anti-corruption mechanisms at the county level in Liberia. Read the full report here.Read key findings here. The…

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Russia: Concentration of Power Likely to Increase

If there were ever an opportunity to witness a train wreck in slow-motion, Russia’s current trajectory towards increasing authoritarianism is a case study. The New York Times reports on current efforts to extend the Russian President’s term from four to six years. Meanwhile, the EU has resumed normal relations with Russia after suspending talks in…

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Our Crisis of Faith: Less Global, More Local

What if you ran an international nonprofit and found out everything you had been doing wasn’t enough? In the spring of 2008, Global Integrity wrote a book on the state of the art of corruption and governance measurement tools. What we found was startling: despite hand-wringing over “duplication of efforts” by Western aid donors, stakeholders…

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Corrupt Circles: A History of Unbound Graft in Peru

A new book by historian Alfonso W. Quiroz overturns several conventional assumptions about corruption in Peru, most notably that it’s a hidden crime of recent provenance. Corrupt Circles: A History of Unbound Graft in PeruWritten by Alfonso W. QuirozCopub.: Johns Hopkins University Press As Peru prosecutes former president Alberto Fujimori and other alleged participants in…

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