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- DFID report: does the anti-corruption response need to improve?
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- UK becomes candidate for Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)
- Anti-Corruption Champion Announced
- We Don’t Think the SFO is in ‘Disarray’ – We Think it Needs More Resource
- Researching Corruption in the UK: Strengths, Weaknesses and Future Paths
The Independent Commission on Aid Impact has today published a report on 'DFID's Approach to Anti-Corruption and its Impact on the Poor' that gives DFID an amber/red score. The solution is not to stop giving aid. Instead, we must seek to reform institutions and deter and punish corrupt individuals.
At least 19 UK firms are under investigation for an alleged conspiracy to launder £12.5 billion of dirty money, The Independent revealed yesterday. These are funds from “major criminals and corrupt officials around the world”.
At its international board meeting in Myanmar today, the EITI accepted the UK’s application to join the global oil, gas and mining transparency initiative.
A rather unfortunate incident today. A letter from TI-UK published in the FT had been edited to imply that the SFO is in ‘disarray’. Ironically, the letter was intended to be supportive of the SFO in the face of rumours that it is going to be abolished.
Dr Liz David-Barrett, Lecturer in Politics at the University of Sussex, discusses the strengths and weaknesses of corruption research in the UK, along with some innovative developments in thinking and methodology.
Boris Johnson’s call for new homes in London to be sold first to Londoners, "not to oligarchs”, made headlines this week. But what he must consider is the ease with which an overseas buyer can invest in a London property using stolen assets – the proceeds of corruption.
Despite everyone’s best efforts and intentions, no one person, organisation or sector can effectively fight corruption alone. Last week, Transparency International UK’s Anti-Corruption Research Network (ACRN) brought together representatives and interested individuals from a variety of groups.
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