Corruption in Latin America Lava Jato is Latin America’s largest corruption scandal to date. Brazilian prosecutors discovered that construction companies were colluding with employees of the state-owned oil company, Petrobras to win public works contracts (Fuentes, 2016). Those involved in the scheme stole billions of state dollars (Leahy, 2016; Sandy, 2016). Prosecutors further revealed that bribes paid […]
19 January 2018
Integrity Pacts in Public Procurement: what are they good for, why do we use them and what are the results so far?
On 14 December 2017, Transparency International Secretariat organized the conference “Integrity Pact Stakeholder Event” in Bucharest. It focused on the results of the collaboration between the entities involved in the European project “Integrity Pacts”. A relatively new concept in Romania, the Integrity Pact is a civic control mechanism created by Transparency International in the 1990s […]
12 May 2017
RAS Participates to the Partners Meeting in Vilnius
During 3 days (10 – 12 May 2017), the 17 projects inplementing the Integrity Pacts are present at the partners meeting in Vilnius, under the coordination of Transparency International Secretariat. The purpose of this working meeting is to exchange information about all projects, gather experiences and bring ideas for the better and wider implementation of […]