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December 2017

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.

November 2017

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-corr

December 2017

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.

December 2017

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):

September 2018
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@gfpsubnacional.pe  e info@baselgovernance.org.
November 2017

This is what the authors of a new book on “Confronting Corruption”, Basel Institute Chairman Mark Pieth and TI co-founder Fritz Heimann, argue. Their chronicle of global anti-corruption evolution provides a realistic assessment of the present state of affairs of anti-corruption efforts by critically evaluating what existing anticorruption programs and treaties have accomplished and documenting their shortcomings, while developing an action agenda for the next decade.

December 2017

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.

October 2017

An anti-corruption Collective Action initiative led by MACN and BSR and supported by Governance Latam has made significant strides in reducing corruption risks in the ship clearance process in Argentina. Previously, a lack of regulatory clarity has opened doors to discretionary requests for facilitation payments in the amount of several thousand USD on average per ship. A new resolution passed just now as a result of the efforts of this multistakeholder initiative has led to a new control system that will significantly reduce these risks.

December 2017

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.

October 2017

The Basel Institute has recently published its letter of commitment to the UN Global Compact and its Ten Principles. The Basel Institute has partnered with UNGC since 2013 in support of our shared goal of combating corruption. The letter of commitment is the Basel Institute’s second Communication on Engagement and describes activities and outcomes of our efforts in support of the UN Global Compact Principles, and in particular its tenth principle on corruption, from November 2015 through October 2017.

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