But in some circumstances where privacy and security issues are raised it seems fair to ask, “Is this a pretext?”
Catching people at the top of the political food chain using sophisticated forensic and financial investigations is fun. (If the political will exists to do something about it after they have been caught.)
Unfortunately, those tools do not help change the culture that promotes a government culture unable to follow the rules.
The justice we usually seek in corruption cases is too little and too late. “Name ‘em and Shame ‘em.” “Throw them in jail.” It’s too late. And we know it. Let’s instead take a look at our equally astonishing failure to transfer knowledge in developing nations. Failure to diligently transfer knowledge, skills and competency is […]
The weekly death toll and ongoing human tragedy of the refugee crisis internationally is stunning for several reasons. First, despite all of the talk (and talk and talk) about humanitarian principles and human rights, the international community has not moved beyond shutting borders, denying visas, and tent cities to deal with the several refugee crises occurring around the world.
These crises are, of course, a direct result of the decay of nations – corruption. Continue reading “Refugees, Failed Nations and Corruption”
An effective communication strategy can strengthen a group, or nation, against corruption.
There is a battle happening in Traditional and Social Media right now. A battle for your mind. The battles attempt to define the reality of what is happening in Gaza and in Ukraine. Victory will go to the side that successfully convinces us what to believe is the “truth” in these countries. This same […]
One way or another, most of us work in anti-corruption. As part of law enforcement, as government employees, as members of the private sector, community groups and even in families – at one time or another, almost all of us are involved in trying to make things better.
My own journey in anti-corruption is not very different from your own in that it has been driven by the urge to help make things better. Continue reading “Most of Us Work in Anti-Corruption”