Global Corruption Report 2009
Tuesday, 10 February 2009 , Written by « Transparency International »   

 Transparency International ’s Global Corruption Report (GCR) is the authoritative annual publication on the state of the fight against corruption. The GCR undertakes an in-depth analysis of a key corruption issue, presents country reports that document major corruption cases and reforms across the world, and showcases the latest research insights into the dynamics of corruption. As such, the GCR is a highly visible reference and essential reading for policy-makers, practitioners, businesspeople, scholars and civil society.

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Corruption: Case in Cambodia
Tuesday, 10 February 2009 , Written by « gopac-network »   

I- Defining Corruption

Corruption may be defined as the abuse of public position for personal gain or for the benefit of an individual or group to whom one owes allegiance. Corruption occurs when a public official accepts, solicits, or extorts a payment, or when private agents offer a payment to circumvent the law for competitive or personal interest (CSD, 2002:72). Corruption is a two-way process, involving members of both the public and private sector, or a “giver” and a “taker” who are engaged in illegal, illegitimate and unethical action.

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Implementing the MONTERREY CONSENSUS in Asia and the Pacific
Wednesday, 21 January 2009 , Written by « United Nations ESCAP »   


The international and the Asia-Pacific landscape has changed in profound ways since the Monterrey Consensus of the International Conference on Financing for Development was adopted in 2002 to address the challenges of financing for development in support of eradicating poverty, achieving sustained economic growth and promoting inclusive and sustainable development. While the Asia-Pacific region has made significant advances in resource mobilization, international trade and financial systems, hefty recent rises in food and energy prices and financial instability as well as the consequences of climate change have the potential to undermine the progress that has been made, including the ability of many countries to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

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