Thursday, April 25, 2024

Government relies on unreliable metric to measure corruption

“In an annual non-event, Transparency International (TI) released its so-called Corruption Perceptions Index.”

That was how FCPA Professor characterised the release of the 2024 CPI from the Berlin-based corruption watchdog that has burnished its brand well enough to be considered the foremost authority on matters related to corruption. FCPA stands for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, being a United States federal law that prohibits American citizens and entities from bribing foreign government officials to benefit their business interests. FCPA Professor itself is a law blog that is administered by Professor Mike Koehler, a law professor at Southern Illinois University School of Law. Its target audience comprises attorneys, business and compliance professionals, government agencies, scholars and students and journalists.

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