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December 7, 2023

Combating Corruption to Address the Triple Planetary Crises

The triple planetary crisis of climate crisis, biodiversity loss, and pollution is a threat to the well-being and survival of millions of people around the world. Corruption, in its many forms, worsens these multiple crises.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2023/12/combating-corruption-address-triple-planetary-crises/
February 13, 2023

Salvadoran President’s Secrecy about New Mega-Prison – a Harbinger of Corruption

The construction of a mega-prison, in which the government of El Salvador intends to imprison some 40,000 gang members, is in line with President Nayib Bukele’s tendency to hide public information on public projects, classifying them as "reserved."
https://www.ipsnews.net/2023/02/salvadoran-presidents-secrecy-new-mega-prison-harbinger-corruption/
January 25, 2023

India Can Use The G20 to Fight Corruption and Reduce Global Inequalities

The G20 India Presidency is marked by unprecedented geopolitical, environmental, and economic crises. Rising inflation threatens to erase decades of economic development and push more people into poverty. Violent extremism is also on the rise as a result of increasing global inequality, and the rule of law is in decline everywhere. All of these challenges impact the G20's goal of realizing a faster and more equitable post-pandemic economic recovery. But as India prioritizes its agenda for 2023, it is corruption that is at the heart of all of these other problems- and which poses the greatest threat to worldwide peace and prosperity.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2023/01/india-can-use-g20-fight-corruption-reduce-global-inequalities/
January 3, 2023

Money Laundering & Corruption Risks in Latin America

Over the last decades, the private investment fund sector has grown into a multi trillion-dollar industry. Private investment funds are vulnerable to money laundering because they contain a variety of structural risk factors that help camouflage illicit behavior.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2023/01/money-laundering-corruption-risks-latin-america/
December 16, 2022

Four Ways to Overcome Corruption in the Race Against Climate Crisis

Climate change is the defining issue of our time. In the words of the UN Secretary General at COP27, “we are on a highway to climate hell with our foot still on the accelerator.” Cutting greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050 is crucial when it comes to meeting the 1.5 degrees Celsius target.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2022/12/four-ways-overcome-corruption-race-climate-crisis/
December 7, 2022

Corruption: Europe Doing Nothing – Part II

"Western Europe and the European Union remains the highest scoring region in the world’s corruption index, progress has halted and worrying signs of backsliding have emerged.”
https://www.ipsnews.net/2022/12/corruption-europe-nothing-part-ii/
December 6, 2022

Corruption: The Most Perpetrated –and Least Prosecuted– Crime – Part I

In these times when all sorts of human rights violations have been ‘normalised,’ a crime which continues to be perpetrated everywhere but punished nowhere: corruption is also seen as a business as usual. A business, by the way, that relies on the wide complicity of official authorities.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2022/12/corruption-perpetrated-least-prosecuted-crime-part/
September 27, 2022

From Indonesia to India: Is There Hope for Anti-Corruption Efforts Within the G20?

As global crises mount, the G20 is proving unable to find solutions. Political disagreements within the bloc- including most prominently with Russia over the ongoing war in Ukraine- have hamstrung collective efforts.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2022/09/indonesia-india-hope-anti-corruption-efforts-within-g20/
July 1, 2022

The World Is Melting Down and the Cause is Corruption- The G20 Needs to Take Action

The G20 is meeting again next week in Indonesia for the second time this year- at a moment when the world is facing the most difficult economic, political and social challenges for decades.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2022/07/the-world-is-melting-down-and-the-cause-is-corruption-the-g20-needs-to-take-action/
May 24, 2022

Corruption Kills

Nigeria’s accountant-general, the administrative head of the country’s treasury, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for allegedly stealing 80 billion naira ($134 million). This is a staggering theft in a country that has an estimated poverty rate of 95 million (48% of the population) and some of the worst health indices in the world.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2022/05/corruption-kills-3/
March 25, 2022

Ukraine Shows Why the G20 Anti-Corruption Agenda Is More Important than Ever

The world has quickly transitioned from a global health crisis to a geopolitical one, as the war in Ukraine rages into its second month. But the Russian invasion of Ukraine is just the latest in a long list of challenges that at their heart are either caused by or exacerbated by corruption.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2022/03/ukraine-shows-g20-anti-corruption-agenda-important-ever/
February 28, 2022

The Anti-Corruption Compass in Mexico

For a country like Mexico, which in recent years has made the fight against corruption one of its highest priorities, a story published earlier this year fell like a bucket of cold water.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2022/02/anti-corruption-compass-mexico/
February 2, 2022

Fighting Corruption Essential to Reducing Inequality in Pacific Islands

Corruption continues to have a crippling effect on the lives of many people in southwest Pacific Island countries, exacerbating hardship and inequality and eroding human and national development.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2022/02/fighting-corruption-essential-reducing-inequality-pacific-islands/
November 29, 2019

Net Closes on Daphne Caruana Galizia’s Killers, Sending a Powerful Signal of No Impunity for Corruption

Press freedom campaigners and journalists in Malta are hoping they could soon see justice for murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia – and that a powerful message will be sent across Europe that a free press can deny corrupt officials the power to act with impunity.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2019/11/net-closes-daphne-caruana-galizias-killers-sending-powerful-signal-no-impunity-corruption/
July 23, 2019

Privatization Increases Corruption

International financial institutions (IFIs) have typically imposed wide-ranging policy reforms – called ‘conditionalities’ – in exchange for country governments to secure access to financial assistance. While IFIs may demand anti-corruption policies, other IFI policy conditionalities, such as the privatization of state-owned enterprises (SOEs), can create new rentier opportunities, undermining government will and capacity to curb corruption.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2019/07/privatization-increases-corruption/
April 23, 2019

Privatization Promotes Collusion and Corruption

At the risk of reiterating what should be obvious, the question of private or public ownership is distinct from the issue of competition or market forces. Despite the misleading claim that privatization promotes competition, it is competition policy, not privatization, that promotes competition.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2019/04/privatization-promotes-collusion-corruption/
December 18, 2018

Digital Crusaders: Technology Offers Weapons for the Battle Against Corruption

Oleksii Sobolev was a fund manager by day and a pro-democracy protester by night. After work, he would leave his office at Dragon Asset Management in Kiev to join the crowds camped out in Independence Square demanding the resignation of a president they viewed as corrupt.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2018/12/digital-crusaders-technology-offers-weapons-battle-corruption/
May 9, 2018

Ex-President Leaves ILO after Corruption Scandal

There is a compact silence surrounding how the corruption scandal affects ILO’s work on developing a plan to change the UN body.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2018/05/ex-president-leaves-ilo-after-corruption-scandal/
February 22, 2018

Must We Aim for Ending Corruption and Poverty?

Corruption and poverty are two sides of the same coin. Ending one can help end the other. Must we aim for it? What is the solution? Change the leadership or the system of government?
https://www.ipsnews.net/2018/02/must-aim-ending-corruption-poverty/
May 25, 2017

Africa – More than Just Conflicts, Corruption, Disasters

Natural and man-made disasters, armed conflicts, widespread corruption and deep social inequalities have been so far a dramatic source for most news coverage when it comes to Africa, the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent on Earth, which hosts 54 states spreading over 30 million square kilometres that are home to over 1.2 billion people.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2017/05/africa-more-than-just-conflicts-corruption-disasters/
May 6, 2017

Mega-Projects Have Magnified Corruption in Brazil

It cannot be categorically stated that corruption has increased in the country in recent years, because there is no objective information from earlier periods to compare with, according to Manoel Galdino, executive director of Transparency Brazil.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2017/05/mega-projects-have-magnified-corruption-in-brazil/
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