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Illicit financial flows within the extractive industries sector: a glance at how legal requirements can be manipulated and diverted
Journal Article | Feb 2019
The extractive industries sector is considered to be one of the most prone to illicit financial flows. To date, numerous instruments at the national, ...
Extractive industries, Corruption, Transparency, Abuse of law, Illicit financial flows
U4 Practitioner Experience Note | Feb 2017
As the richest state in Brazil, São Paulo has experienced its share of abuse of public office. However, it has also had some successful experiences ...
Brazil, prosecution, anti-corruption, Mensalão, plea bargain, Lava Jato, Paulo Maluf
News | 19 May 2015
On 19 March, Farkhunda was lynched by an angry mob on the streets of Kabul. She had been falsely accused of burning the Quran. In a swift trial, four men were sentenced to death, eight to 16 years in prison. The Farkhunda trial is a statistical outlier. In Afghanistan, few men are punished for violence against women.
Project | Jan 1998
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the United Nations' Declaration of Human Rights, conference held at the CMI addressed issues related to human rights ...
Book Chapter | Apr 2015
Angola has not addressed violations committed during almost three decades of war following independence, in which hundreds of thousands of people died. ...
transitional justice, democracy, peace, human rights violations, accountability, conflict, post-conflict, Angola
U4 Brief | May 2008
Transparency is an important tool for good governance, helping to expose abusive practices including fraud, patronage, corruption, and other abuses of ...
corruption, health sector
Journal Article | Jan 2015
This article presents the results of a qualitative study of the uses and abuses of travel compensation in the state administrations of three developing ...
per diem, travel compensation, incentives, developing countries, Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania
U4 Issue | Aug 2011
Abuse of state resources for re-election damages democracy creating an unlevel playing field that improves re-election chances of incumbents and negatively ...
political corruption, money in politics, elections, financing political campaigns, Mozambique, Bolivia
U4 Issue | Jul 2011
This study details the perceived benefits, problems, and risks of abuse of per diems and allowances in developing countries. Drawing on 41 interviews ...
health, per diems, allowances, corruption, corruption in aid, Uganda, Malawi
U4 Practice Insight | Jul 2010
The significant reduction of street-level police corruption has been hailed as one of the success stories of post-revolutionary Georgia. However, a closer ...
justice, anti-corruption, police, judicial corruption, Georgia
Event | 7 May 2012
Lansering av rapporten "Hunting for Per Diem: The Uses and Abuses of Travel Compensation in Three Developing Countries".
Tanzania, Malawi, Ethiopia
U4 Issue | May 2011
Forest governance in the Philippines during the post-colonial period has involved protracted efforts to arrest and reverse patterns of overexploitation ...
natural resource management, REDD, corruption, Philippines
U4 Brief | Dec 2016
A combination of low wages and perverse incentives motivate civil servants to supplement their income with per diem payments connected to participation ...
per diem, people's engagement
News | 23 Apr 2012
Allowances, or per diems, have become an important source of income for civil servants in sub-saharan Africa. -Existing practices need to be revised, says CMI-researcher Tina Søreide.
Project | Aug 2017 - Dec 2021
Are dictators abusing formal institutions in a backlash against democracy, or are formal institutions increasingly restraining the discretionary power ...
Africa, democracy, civil liberties, backlash, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Ghana, Uganda
Project | Jan - May 2018
The purpose of this study is to examine the uses and abuses of various forms of per diem (or non-salary daily allowances) by governments, civil society ...
Per diem, aid, Generic
Book Chapter | Nov 2019
The final chapter summarises some of the findings of the previous country analyses, against the background of the conceptual pair of extractive and power-preserving ...
political corruption, greed, power preservation, crony capitalism, blocked democracy
Journal Article | Jan 2005
The general and widely accepted definition of corruption as 'the abuse of public office for private gain' presupposes a definite separation between the ...
News | 21 Aug 2014
Law is increasingly center stage for political battles. Across the globe, people are going to court to claim their right to health or education, to fight for their right to engage in sex work or same-sex relationships - while others mobilize courts and legislatures to criminalize prostitution or homosexual practice.
U4 Issue | Mar 2011
Donor agencies are increasingly vigilant for signs of corruption or other abuses in the projects and programmes they fund, no matter what aid modality ...
corruption in aid