No tolerance for corruption in Chinese military: People's Liberation Army Daily

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http://www.tnp.sg/news/world/no-tolerance-corruption-chinese-military-peoples-liberation-army-daily


Corruption Is Still a Problem 10 Months After India's Cash Ban

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-27/ten-months-after-india-s-cash-ban-corruption-remains-endemic 


Internationalizing the Fight Against Corruption: the Guatemala Showdown

Guatemala shows how a beleaguered citizenry can fight a thoroughly corrupt leadership. A joint United Nations/Guatemalan agency, known by its Spanish initials CICIG, has for several years been waging all out war against corruption in Guatemala (details here). Besides winning corruption convictions against countless senior politicians and military leaders, its investigations led to the 2015 ouster of then President Otto Pérez Molina and Vice President Roxana Baldetti for orchestrating a massive corruption scheme in customs.

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https://globalanticorruptionblog.com/2017/08/30/internationalizing-the-fight-against-corruption-the-guatemala-showdown/ 


Parliament pushes up age limit for Anti-Corruption Commission members - Myanmar

The parliament has approved the age limit for Anti-Corruption Commission members in Myanmar

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http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/nay-pyi-taw/26901-parliament-pushes-up-age-limit-for-anti-corruption-commission-members.html


No Sustainable Development without Tackling Corruption: The Importance of Tracking SDG 16

17 Sustainable Development Goals

On the 10th of July the United Nations’ High Level Political Forum on sustainable development began in New York. The Forum’s aim is to take stock of how far countries have progressed towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an ambitious set of development targets to be met by 2030.

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https://www.transparency.org/news/feature/no_sustainable_development_without_tackling_corruption_SDG_16


Fighting corruption: the call for public procurement reforms

ISLAMABAD/PAKISTAN: Infrastructure projects deliver a powerful stimulus to the economy but they are also known as a fertile ground for mega corruption, where old-school bureaucrats and politicians collude to advance their special interests.

As a result, billion-dollar mega projects often attract a lot of scepticism when governments lack an iron-clad commitment to transparency and accountability in procurement practices. So corruption is the “elephant in the room” that needs to be addressed as it instills distortion in the economy by redirecting resources from productive activities to rent-seeking.

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1454237/fighting-corruption-call-public-procurement-reforms/


CVC can now probe corruption cases in private sector banks

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) can now probe allegations of corruption in private sector banks and against their employees. Vigilance Commissioner T M Bhasin told PTI the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has given the necessary approval to the CVC on this..

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http://indianexpress.com/article/india/corruption-vigilance-commission-cvc-can-now-probe-corruption-cases-in-private-sector-banks-4722854/


Investing in Resilient, Future-oriented Growth: Boosting Infrastructure Investment and Balancing Financial Regulation

This Policy Paper is a work and a publication of the B20 Financing Growth & Infrastructure (FGI) taskforce!

B20 Taskforce Financing Growth & Infrastructure – Policy Paper 2017

By 2050 the global population will rise from 7.3 billion to 9.7 billion and is expected to reach 11.2 billion by 2100.  Many countries will be hard pressed to meet the needs of their people. There are, for example, already considerable investment gaps in infrastructure, research, and development, as well as education.  Yet, as governments pushed to restore stability and resilience in the wake of 2008 global financial crisis, infrastructure investment has been neglected.

There is increasing awareness that a more balanced policy mix is required to deliver a stronger path for growth and financial stability. The G20 has already taken actions to improve the environment for infrastructure investment, however, as this paper reports, more must be achieved so private investors can undertake the long-term, capital intensive investments such complex projects demand.

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https://www.b20germany.org/fileadmin/user_upload/documents/B20/B20_FGI_Policy_Paper_13042017.pdf


Away From The Fighting, Kabul Takes On Another Enemy: Corruption

Afghanistan’s government is mired in a war against a 16-year insurgency that has forced the capital into virtual lockdown, ignited deadly protests, and compelled the head of state to retreat behind the barricaded walls of Kabul’s presidential palace.

But off the battlefield, it is also waging a campaign against another evil: systemic government corruption.

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https://www.rferl.org/a/afghanistan-corruption-graft-fight/28540795.html


Australian whistleblowers could get access to bounties worth millions

The Turnbull government is considering a bounty-style reward worth millions of dollars for those who blow the whistle on corruption or unethical behaviour at the hands of multibillion-dollar corporations.

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http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/australian-whistleblowers-could-get-access-to-bounties-worth-millions-20170622-gwwbi3.html