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  • Doing Business Index “A thriving private sector—with new firms entering the market, creating jobs and developing innovative products –contributes to a more prosperous society. Government plays a crucial role in supporting a dynamic ecosystem for firms,” reads the very first sentence of the preface of the Doing Business 2014 report. The report that has ranked […]

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  • The Global Barometer Survey-2013, released by Berlin-based Transparency International (TI), speaks volume about the money-politics dynamics in Nepal. The TI report rates Nepal´s political parties as the most corrupt institution in the country. The relationship between money and politics has always been the least-looked upon issue in Nepalese polity. The fact is, the increasing flow […]

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  • One reason why our anti-corruption movement has slowed down or taken backstage is the lack of political will to fight corruption. Without a strong commitment and will to fight corruption from the political parties, anti-corruption work will not succeed. One way to measure the extent of political will to fight corruption in any given country […]

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  • Changing manifestations and forms of corruption and graft has become a challenge to countries around the globe. Corruption prevails almost everywhere, but it has remained more systemic in poorer countries of Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America and countries of the former Soviet Union. It is also deep-rooted in many of the newly industrialised and emerging […]

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  • The judicial leadership is preparing to set up five regional circuit benches of the Special Court. The expansion of the court is meant to ensure speedy justice in corruption cases at the regional level. “We are discussing the model and the jurisdiction of circuit benches of the Special Court in keeping with a recent request […]

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  • Transparency International will mark its 20th anniversary on Friday, 8 November with a one-day conference On Transparency and Integrity Awards ceremony, focusing on the road ahead in the global fight against corruption. Transparency International will bring together representatives of international organisations, the private sector and civil society to share and discuss ways to deepen and continue the […]

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  • The spectacle made recently by political leaders charged with corruption clearly shows that it will be difficult to root out corruption in the country. Their prison sentence, bizarrely, seems to have made them morally stronger. It is ironic that a large crowd of people greeted these leaders while they were being released from jail. We […]

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  • The Insurance Board (IB) will probe into the alleged irregularities at the Rastriya Beema Sansthan (RBS), including ‘illegal’ benefits extended to the employees that has drawn attention of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA). The IB move follows a Finance Ministry instruction to investigate the matter as per the CIAA directive to […]

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  • National Vigilance Centre today said it has settled 481 complaints against all ministries and offices under their purview into the two months of the current fiscal year. The anti-corruption agency said it dealt with 68 cases in the month of Asoj (September 17-October 17). It has 1,144 outstanding complaints, while investigations into 727 cases are […]

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  • THE EDUCATION OF OUR CHILDREN CANNOT SUCCEED WHEN CORRUPTION TAINTS OUR SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES Transparency International in a new report shows how stepping up the fight against corruption in education is necessary not only to keep kids in school and meet literacy and development goals, but also to ensure that the next generation is prepared […]

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