The Open Budget Survey 2017 shows a modest decline in in average global transparency scores, halting progress toward greater transparency that surveys over the past decade have identified. This means that many governments are making less information available about how they raise and spend public funds than they did in 2015. This finding is particularly discouraging given that roughly three-quarters of countries assessed publish insufficient budget information. In addition to these transparency challenges, the Open Budget Survey 2017 assessment of budget oversight finds that most countries have limited or weakDownload: English | Khmer
Combatting Corruption in Mining Approvals (Assessing the risks in 18 resource-rich countries)
Transparency International has assessed the risks that can lead to corruption in 18 resource-rich countries to identify the warning signals as early as possible. This report demonstrates where and how corruption can get a foothold in mining approvals processes before ground is even broken. It presents examples from a range of diverse countries and identifies important roles for government, the mining industry and civil society to identify, prevent and mitigate these risks.Download: English | Khmer
People and Corruption: Asia Pacific (Global Corruption Barometer)
In the most extensive survey of its kind, we spoke to 21,861 people in 16 countries, regions and territories across the Asia Pacific regions between July 2015 and January 2017 about their perceptions and experiences of corruption.ii The survey results show a great diversity in the corruption risks across the region, but in every country surveyed there is scope for improved approaches to corruption prevention.Download: English | Khmer
Leaflet on Commune/Sangkat and Municipal/District Budget InformationDownload: English | Khmer
The BICA Assessment Report is a baseline assessment of public, private and civil society sector efforts to promote business integrity, particularly accountability, transparency, and integrity in business practices. This report seeks to further understand the factors and actions that can increase business integrity in Cambodia, in order to facilitate public, private, and civil society efforts to diminish corruption.Download: English | Khmer
The Rule of Law Index 2015 was prepared by The World Justice Project (WJP)’s research team. This research has measured on 8 factors: constraints on government powers, absence of corruption, open government, fundamental rights, order and security, regulatory enforcement, civil justice, and criminal justice. A ninth factor, informal justice, is measured but not included in aggregated scores and rankings. These factors are intended to reflect how people experience rule of law in everyday life. This WJP Rule of Law Index 2015 are derived from more than more than 100,000 household and expert surveys in 102 countries and jurisdictions. The report showed that Cambodia ranked 99 out of 102 countries and dead last in the East Asia and Pacific region.Download: English | Khmer
This document outlines the conceptual framework for conducting BICA assessments, providing a clear overview of the objectives and underlying principles for conducting such assessments. This overview document is complemented by the following two supplements, which provide more in-depth information on the assessment process as well as the indicator-based assessment framework.Download: English | Khmer
MYSTERY ON BAKER STREET: Brutal Kazakh official linked to £147m London property empire
Big chunks of Baker Street are owned by a mysterious figure with close ties to a former Kazakh secret police chief accused of murder and money-laundering.
The ability to hide and spend suspect cash overseas is a large part of what makes serious corruption and organised crime attractive. After all, it is difficult to stuff millions under a mattress. You need to be able to squirrel the money away in the
international financial system, and then find somewhere nice to spend it.
This briefing uncovers a troubling example of how London can be used by anyone wanting to hide their identity behind complex networks of companies and properties. Global Witness’ investigation reveals that a portfolio of real estate worth £147 million in well-known London locations appears to be currently owned by someone with ties to Rakhat Aliyev, a notorious figure from Kazakhstan, accused in the EU of money laundering and murder.
Global Witness’ investigations reveal numerous links between Rakhat Aliyev, Nurali Aliyev, and high-end London property. The majority of this property surrounds one of the city’s most famous addresses, the fictional home of Sherlock Holmes located at 221b Baker Street.1 The property included (until 2009) the freehold of the Beatles Store located at 231 Baker Street and the iconic Elvis Presley souvenir shop at 233 Baker Street.Download: English | Khmer
Whistleblowing is increasingly recognised as an important tool in the prevention and detection of corruption and other malpractices. This paper will demonstrate what is Whistleblowing? The role of Whistleblowing in the fight against corruption, Whistleblowing in Cambodian Anti-Corruption law, What is a good Whistleblowing policy and procedure for business? and Why businesses need to have Whistlebowing policy?Download: English | Khmer
Political parties are considered the “nerve centre of democracy”. There is a relation between the extent to which the campaign financing of political parties and candidates is transparent and accountable and the conduct of elections in a free, fair and egalitarian environment. It is important and required to regulate the financing of politics to ensure equality of opportunities as sine qua non of democratic political competition.Download: English | Khmer