Here is our last newsletter of the year with our most recent operational highlights and activities. We thank all our partners, close and far, for another eventful year and for their continous readiness to support and work with us in advancing the global fight against corruption. We look forward to working with many of you again in 2018 and the years ahead.  In the meantime we wish you a peaceful Holiday Season and a good start to the New Year.

The Basel Institute's International Centre for Asset Recvory is currently seeking to hire an Investigation Specialist to be embedded as an advisor with the Kenya Wildlife Service in Kenya to support them in their (financial) investigations of large scale international wildlife trafficking and related money laundering offences, and guide them on international intelligence and judicial cooperation in these cases.

Last week saw the 20th birthday of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery in International Business Transactions. A blog written by Gemma Aiolfi, who personally followed the development of the OECD Convention together with our Chairman Prof Mark Pieth, discusses how the “nudge theory” of Richard Thaler, who also last week was awarded the 2017 Nobel prize for economics, played a big part in how the OECD Convention came to life and continues to be a major driver in international anti-corruption efforts.

Basel, December 2017

El Programa GFP Subnacional de la Cooperación Suiza - SECO anuncia la oportunidad laboral para la posición de Consultor(a) de Componente 2. 
Dicho componente busca mejorar el control interno, la transparencia y la rendición de cuentas de los gobiernos subnacionales que forman parte del Programa.

Los candidatos deberán enviar su CV y una breve carta de motivación a: julia.cori[at]gfpsubnacional[dot]pe  e info[at]baselgovernance[dot]org.

Con apoyo de la Cooperación Suiza - SECO, el Programa GFP Subnacional, implementado por el Basel Institute on Governance, organizó el primer módulo del “Curso de estudios sobre Recuperación de Activos y Cooperación Judicial Internacional en los delitos de corrupción y otros crímenes financieros”, dirigido a los procuradores de la Procuraduría Pública Especializada en Delitos de Corrupción.

El Programa GFP Subnacional de la Cooperación Suiza - SECO implementado por el Basel Institute on Governance y el Organismo Supervisor de las Contrataciones del Estado (OSCE) trabajaron en conjunto para brindar el curso: “Ejecución Contractual en Bienes y Servicios” en el Gobierno Regional de Apurímac.

Below is an interview with Mr.

The President of the Basel Institute on Governance, Professor Mark Pieth, together with his long-standing friend and renown expert Fritz Heimann, who is a founder of Transparency International (TI) and still on TI’s Advisory Council, have just released their new book: “Confronting Corruption – Past Concerns, Present Challenges and Future Strategies.” The book looks back as far as the end of the Cold War when the first inroads were made in creating a global anti-corruption movement; it analyzes the movement’s depth in outreach and impact since then as it has led to the creation of anti-corru

In conversation with Professor Mark Pieth, President of the Basel Institute and Meinhard Remberg, Chief Representative of SMS on the opportunities, risks, and success factors of anti-corruption Collective Action. Watch below to find out more (in German):

The Basel Institute on Governance is pleased to share its release of Working Paper 23: New Perspectives in E-Government and the Prevention of Corruption.