Corruption risks in public procurement contracts. Why does it matter? – Irasema Guzmán

Public procurement is one of the riskiest fields for corruption to occur. Why? Basically, because it involves the acquisition of goods or services to build schools, hospitals, roads, etcetera; this means big budgets and big opportunities for hidden exchanges. Most research as well as international organisations have highlighted the need to open data and improve … Continue reading Corruption risks in public procurement contracts. Why does it matter? – Irasema Guzmán

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China’s partying, but the future’s uncertain – Dan Hough

On 1st October the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will once again be celebrating itself.  It’ll be 67 years to the day since Mao Zedong proclaimed the People’s Republic, and the CCP will be giving the whole country the week off to mark the occasion. Whilst the CCP celebrates it’s role in China’s modern history, Chinese … Continue reading China’s partying, but the future’s uncertain – Dan Hough

Global corruption is like smoking: Here’s how to quit – Liz David-Barrett

Last week, the Danish newspaper Politiken reported that the Danish government will pay £1million to obtain secret financial information on its citizens that was gathered as part of the ‘Panama Papers’ scoop. The information will help them uncover corruption, tax evasion and money laundering – surely in the interests of justice? Yet the move was … Continue reading Global corruption is like smoking: Here’s how to quit – Liz David-Barrett