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One of the underlying causes of the March 2011 uprising in Syria was a severe social crisis. During most of the 2000s, the Syrian people had suffered the pains of economic restructuring during a period of dwindling resources. President Bashar al-Assad attempted to shift growth to the urban service sector in order to reinvigorate the […]

   

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Government Inspectorate are about to release training material on anti-corruption for teachers and students from the 2013-2014 school year. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has issued Directive No. 10 on the teaching of anti-corruption at high schools, colleges and universities. The Government Inspectorate is assigned to compile teaching documents on corruption […]

Several countries in the region are intensifying their efforts against corruption in customs agencies, an institution that tops the list of the most fraudulent sectors, according to NGO Transparency International. “In order to adequately confront this problem … we need stronger institutions, stronger justice and law enforcement,” Srdjan Blagovcanin, from Transparency International Bosnia and Herzegovina […]

Companies in the UAE face a legal minefield thanks to the global reach of tough, and sometimes conflicting, US and UK anti-corruption laws. Just sending an email using an American server could get you in trouble, and facing prosecution and billion-dollar fines. A businesswoman working for a Dubai company is in New York for a […]

As mobile phone usage and internet access around the world increase it is clear that technology is transforming society. The same goes for the fight against corruption: Websites like ipaidabribe.com in India and the use of Twitter and Facebook in events like the Arab Spring have shown how technology opens up new possibilities for citizens to demand change and […]

Nearly half of all workers across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India think bribery and corruption are acceptable ways to survive an economic downturn, according to a report published by professional services firm Ernst & Young on Tuesday. In E&Y’s annual fraud survey, 48 percent of the 3,459 respondents said either offering cash, entertainment or […]

  Last week was a busy one for corruption hunters in New York. A Bronx assemblyman and Republican Party chairman were among those arrested for alleged dirty deeds. “Over the past few days, there have been several charges brought against public officials,” New York Gov.Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday. “They span city and state government.” So New […]

Confusion still reigns over how to implement a robust compliance program at a cost that fits within a company’s budget. Most companies operating in the global arena are familiar with the ongoing regulatory enforcement of antibribery and corruption (ABAC) statutes. But confusion still reigns over how best to implement a robust, risk-based compliance program that […]

بواسطة Transparancy بتاريخ 27 Feb, 2013 في 02:39 AM | مصنفة في English, عام | مع Comments Off on Tolerance of bribery and violation of the law in the Americas

Where disregarding the law is normal rather than an aberration, citizens are more likely to see paying a bribe as in their best interest and where obeying the law is the norm and disobeying it constitutes deviant behaviour, citizens are more likely to reject bribery, is one of the foundations for understanding the phenomenon, according […]