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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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Welcome Hazel!

Global Integrity welcomes Costa Rican journalist Hazel Feigenblatt to the Commons blog. Hazel is an investigative journalist with La Nacion in Costa Rica who is visiting us in our Washington office, and will be guest blogging with us in addition to her work with La Nacion. Starting in December, she’s be supporting Global Integrity’s local…

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Paper: World Bank’s Corruption Metrics Lacking

Disclosure: The World Bank is a funder of Global Integrity. From the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), a new analysis has sharp criticism for the World Bank’s corruption metrics. They find that metrics are proposed “without considerations of the political economy and without clear strategies to win the support of a critical mass of key leaders.”…

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