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African Cities and the Development Conundrum: new journal article on informal governance

The most recent special issue of the International Development Policy journal explores the topic of African Cities and the Development Conundrum. The issue includes an article co-authored by the Basel Institute's Head of Governance Research, Dr Claudia Baez Camargo, and Dr Lucy Koechlin of the University of Basel. In the article, entitled “Informal Governance: Comparative Perspectives on Co-optation, Control and Camouflage in Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda”, the authors explore informal practices associated with the prevalence of corruption in East Africa and their implications for policymaking.

Transforming governance in government-related entities: presentation at IFCTF 2018, Malaysia

Gemma Aiolfi, Head of Compliance, Corporate Governance and Collective Action at the Basel Institute of Governance, presented at the 10th International Conference of Financial Crime and Terrorism Financing (IFCTF) in Kuala Lumpur on 30 October 2018. Organised by the Asian Institute of Finance, the conference brought together about 1,000 compliance officers from Malaysian and international financial institutions.

Vacancy: Head of Programs ICAR

In view of ICAR’s growing portfolio of country-specific long-term technical assistance programs, we are looking for an experienced Head of Programs ICAR. Find out more.

Malaysian compliance event and training courses

Gemma Aiolfi, Head of Compliance, Corporate Governance and Collective Action at the Basel Institute on Governance, will take part in a dialogue on Anti-Corruption Compliance and Collective Action organised by the Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM).

The invitation-only event will be held in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, 30 October 2018. It is part of the institute's Crucial Conversations@MIM series.

Gemma Aiolfi at IFCTF conference 2018

Gemma Aiolfi, Head of Compliance, Corporate Governance and Collective Action at the Basel Institute of Governance, will be speaking at the 10th International Conference of Financial Crime and Terrorism Financing (IFCTF) 2018. Organised by the Asian Institute of Finance, the conference will take place on 30–31 October 2018 in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur. The theme this year is: The rising voice of compliance – towards greater governance and transparency.

IACC Copenhagen – our experts will be there – join us!

Four key members of the Basel Institute on Governance will be at the 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference in Copenhagen from 22–24 October 2018. 

With a theme of “Together for Development, Peace, and Security: Now is the Time to Act”, this biennial conference brings together up to 2,000 politicians, private sector players and civil society representatives to jointly tackle the global challenge of corruption. 

Basel AML Index reveals slow progress in combating money laundering

The results of the seventh annual Basel Anti-Money Laundering Index released today support the growing concern that governments worldwide are still not doing enough to combat money laundering. The Basel AML Index is an independent, research-based ranking that assesses countries' risk exposure to money laundering and terrorist financing.

The worsening of some countries' risk levels in the 2018 Basel AML Index is partly due to a lack of effective implementation of anti-money laundering measures. As Gretta Fenner, Managing Director of the Basel Institute on Governance, which issues the annual ranking, says:

FCPA blog: Pieth and Fenner - Will the UN Security Council (finally) take up the fight against corruption?

This is what our leadership at the Basel Institute on Governance has to say about the relevance of fighting corruption. Learn more

Just published: Newsletter September 2018

We are pleased to share with you the latest news from the Basel Institute and our work to fight corruption and promote good governance. Find out more.

Basel Institute, OECD and Colombia sign cooperation agreement on a High Level Reporting Mechanism for procurement related to Bogotá’s First Metro Line

The Basel Institute signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate with Colombian authorities to adapt and apply a High Level Reporting Mechanism (HLRM) to prevent corruption and promote fair competition in tenders related to the building of the City of Bogotá’s First Metro Line.  The signing ceremony held on 6 August 2018 in Bogotá was one of the final acts by Colombia’s outgoing President Juan Manuel Santos on his last day in office and the day that marked the 280th anniversary of the founding of Bogotá.

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