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Bill Clinton goes to Kazakhstan and everyone wins

A blockbuster story from the New York Times by Jo Becker and Don Van Natta Jr. It’s lengthy, so I’ll hit the highlights here. A Canadian mining mogul, Frank Giustra, flies to Kazakhstan and meets with de facto president-for-life Nursultan A. Nazarbayev. Bill Clinton tags along. The three have dinner together, and shortly afterwards, everyone…

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Millennium Challenge Corp. cuts Philippines aid

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), an American government aid agency, has restricted aid flowing to the Philippines due to concerns about corruption. The MCC is setting aside a prior decision to promote the country from “Threshold” to “Compact” aid status, which would have secured significant funding for development projects. The decision appears largely based on…

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China: Big Stakes, Weak Safeguards, High Risks

China Up Close {Part One of Three}Read part two: The details.Read part three: Our conclusions.Based on data from the Global Integrity Report: China No foreign country holds more of its currency reserves in dollars and dollar-denominated financial instruments, such as U.S. Treasury bonds, than China. The country is the destination for massive and increasing investment…

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Clean Elections No Guarantee of Strong Democratic Society

New Report Assesses Anti-Corruption Mechanisms and Government Accountability in 55 Countries, Including First Investigation of China (Washington D.C.) – Although elections are often touted as the linchpin of governance reform efforts around the world, a new report finds long-term benefits offered by elections are often undermined by a lack of government accountability and the absence…

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Global Integrity Report: 2007

January 30, 2008, Washington D.C. — Global Integrity Report: 2007. Clean elections no guarantee of strong democratic society, global study finds. New report assesses anti-corruption mechanisms and government accountability in 55 countries, including first investigation of China. Click here to read The Global Integrity Report… Click here for Press Release – English (pdf)…Click here for…

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