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God: 91%, Government: 74%, Corruption: 29%

Via Chris Blattman's Blog, the latest polling from Liberia. Blattman observes, “Why, I wonder, is the War on Corruption in the same headline as God? Is God some sort of baseline for maximum possible support?” And here is our own (less amusing) coverage of corruption in Liberia.

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USA: $50M Air Force Contract Was Rigged

The Department of Defense’s Inspector General has investigated a relatively small US$50 million Air Force contract, painting a vivid picture of how conflicts of interest play out at the highest levels of government. Despite the distress of employees involved in the contracting, the weight of rank pressed the deal forward, which awarded a contract for…

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The Ugly Death of an Empire

Kalkali El-Hadi tells the story of the fall of Algeria’s largest private bank, and the corporate shell game that hid the truth of its shaky finances from its investors, regulators and its customers. In the end, it was all too good to be true. The Ugly Death of an EmpireBy Kalkali El-Hadi In early 2007,…

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Global Integrity Relocates to New Office

Another happy milestone as our organization grows: Global Integrity has outgrown our old 17th Street office in Washington D.C., and has now taken up residence a few blocks away on the corner of Vermont Ave. and L St. With this much larger space, we can expand our staff capacity considerably as well as enjoy exciting…

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Reporter’s Notebook: Vanuatu

By Bob Makin Vanuatu is a very small country (pop. 200,000), and the capital city is tiny (30,000). Yet bad news travels as fast as the trade wind — which frequently carries with it the smell of corruption. In 2006, a resident of an area adjacent to the spring supplying water to the capital, Port…

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New Addition to Global Integrity Office

Global Integrity welcomes Mohamed Abdelaziz to our Washington office as a visiting fellow. Mohamed is here as part of a Freedom House fellowship program called “The New Generation of Advocates.” When not visiting other NGOs, Mohamed works as project manager at the Arab Office for Law, where he coordinates a USAID funded project entitled “Towards…

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