Authors: Terra Lawson-Remer and Joshua Greenstein Africa in Fact
Terra Lawson-Remer and Joshua Greenstein say, "Many resource-rich African countries make poor use of their wealth... Instead of creating prosperity, resources have too often fostered corruption, undermined inclusive economic growth, incited armed conflict and damaged the environment."
In his testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Middle East and South Asia, Elliott Abrams argues that "corruption is an insidious destroyer not only of Palestinian public finance but of faith in the entire political system."
CFR Senior Fellow Isobel Coleman speaks with Boris Weber, director of ICT4Gov at the World Bank Institute, on how technology is being leveraged to promote good governance and increased transparency in fragile states and emerging markets.
Speaker: Jose W. Fernandez Presider: Isobel Coleman
Jose W. Fernandez, assistant secretary of state for economic and business affairs, speaks about the State Department's work in North Africa, with a focus on fostering entrepreneurship, building public-private partnerships, and stamping out corruption.
Politician Bo Xilai's sudden fall from grace unmasks long-discussed corruption within the political ranks and undermines a smooth leadership transition for the Communist Party, says CFR's Elizabeth Economy.
The OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions (the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention) was adopted on December 17, 1997 and entered into force on February 15, 1999.
On November 11, 2011, U.S. Ambassador to the OECD Karen Kornbluh gave a speech titled, "Leveraging OECD Anti-Corruption Disciplines to Increase Prevention and Enforcement," at the first World Forum on Governance in Prague.
How can businesses prevent partnering with corrupt businesses abroad and enforce ethical practices in their organizations? Links to news, policies, conferences, guides, tools, and corporate social responsibility initiatives to fight corruption in business and create a competitive, honest international market.
In an editorial for the Washington Post, Mohamed ElBaradei bashes the current state of affairs in Egypt, denouncing the corruption and "hodgepodge" of provisions that allows the ruling regime to retain its "iron grip" over the nation.
Marshall I. Goldman interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman
Mikhail Khodorkovsky's sentencing to another prison term was a foregone conclusion, underscoring both the continued power of President Putin and Khodorkovsky's arrogance in trying to thwart him, says Russia expert Marshall Goldman.