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Distributive Justice in Resource Allocation

Economists have laid emphasis on ensuring distributive justice; while allocating resources to various sectors in the upcoming national budget of Bangaldesh. Economists like former governor of Bangladesh Bank, Dr Salehuddin Ahmed, BIDS (Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies) research director Dr. Zaid Bakth and leading banker Ibrahim Khaled believe that a high GDP figure itself is […]

Anti-Corruption technology in eProcurement

A number of recent reports have highlighted higher-than-expected levels of fraud, corruption and collusion in procurement activity within the EU and specifically in the UK.   A European Commission¬†Anti Corruption Report¬†found that, across the EU, 43% of firms believed that corruption is a problem when doing business generally. In the UK, 15% of firms highlighted […]

David Cameron on The Corruption Cure: Transparency, Taxes, Trade

At the G-7 meeting in Brussels this week, leaders of the world’s largest economies should address the real cancer eating away at the world’s economic and political systems: corruption. Corruption is the archenemy of democracy and development. It stifles growth and corrodes the contract between state and citizen. Taking action against corruption is crucial to […]

The Depths of Corruption – A Playlist

Corruption is a topic that gains global prominence. TED has often had interesting talks, but the ones of corruption shed light on this topic from various perspectives. A compilation of talks on corruption are available here. The compilation is impressive Charmian Gooch speaks about a new era of openness in business. Dispelling the shroud […]

A case for lobbying in India

Lobbying is arguably one of the most controversial activities in modern democracies. Lobbyists provide governments with valuable policy-related information and expertise but if the activity is not transparent, public interest may be put at risk in favour of specific interests. India currently does not have a law to regulate lobbying. But recent corruption scandals involving […]