Doing the right thing in 2021: Taking Accountability

Imagine a world where all people are honest and take meticulous care to do the right thing, owning up to their mistakes. These people acknowledge that they have accountability, and more importantly, submit themselves to measures imposed as a result of that accountability bestowed upon them. Most of us, if not all of us, have…


Corruption: What is the problem? By Lucy Koechlin

What are the mechanisms behind global corruption and what is the best way to combat it? In many countries around the world, people have no difficulty in identifying corruption as the main source of political and economic ills. Taxi drivers will invariably bemoan corrupt politicians and parties, and opposition parties denounce the corruptness of those…


Lucy Koechlin was on the panel of ‘informal practices around the world’

Lucy Koechlin was on the panel of an exciting event presenting informal practices around the world  and debating the ways they do or don’t tip into corruption. For more information see From “Mordida” to “Vetterliwirtschaft”: Debating Societies’ Hidden Meanings, Open Secrets and the Impact of Informal Practices You can access and download the Global Encyclopaedia of Informality with its incredible and colourful contributions from…


Alan Bacarese invited by the Council of Europe: presentation on recovering the proceeds of crime

Alan Bacarese has been asked to deliver a presentation on recovering the proceeds of crime and to coordinate a round table discussion taking place on 15-16 February 2018 at the Council of Europe which will bring together more than 35 Council of Europe experts from academia, policy community and practitioners along with specialised services, committees and monitoring structures…


ASEM Intl’ Experts Workshop on Stolen Assets and Hidden Wealth: Theft, Recovery and Restitution

The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) of the Republic of the Philippines and the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) of the Swiss Confederation organized an International Expert’s Workshop on Stolen Assets and Hidden Wealth: Theft, Recovery and Restitution in Manila, Philippines on 19-21 November 2014. Hari Mulukutla spoke at the conference, leading the working group…