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INFO: TV drama to promote China's crusade vs corruption. A new 42-part drama series on 'corruption' is set to start broadcasting in China later this year, reportedly as part of a media drive by the Chinese government to disseminate President Xi Jinping's tough message against graft.
Girish Shetti, China Topix: http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/84453/20160426/now-new-drama-series-will-preach-xi-s-tough-message.htm
INFO: Global Index of Public Integrity launched. The EU-funded European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State-Building (ERCAS) has released an Index of Public Integrity, a list of 105 countries from all global regions ranked according to six individual and actionable components (judicial independence, administrative burden, trade openness, budget transparency, e-citizenship, freedom of the press)that "reflect the balance of measures that can contribute to effective control of corruption".
See the global rankings: http://integrity-index.org/
PUBLICATION: Invitation to comment on draft of forthcoming book on "Aid and corruption". Anti-corruption measures are costly and can inhibit aid effectiveness; read and comment on the draft of a forthcoming book by Charles Kenny, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development.
The draft is available here: http://www.cgdev.org/blog/comment-please-draft-book-aid-donors-and-corruption?utm_source=160426&utm_medium=cgd_email&utm_campaign=cgd_weekly&utm_&&&
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