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Perceived public service corruption sapped $72.3b from GDP: Australia Institute.  Perceived corruption in the public service may have wiped $72 billion from Australia's economy, as its standing in international government integrity rankings slipped over the last four years, a new report says.

Dough Dingwall/The Canberra Times; http://www.canberratimes.com.au/national/public-service/perceived-public-service-corruption-sapped-723b-from-gdp-australia-institute-20180110-h0g3ca.html


Accountability in a one-party system: the task of gauging public opinion in Vietnam.  The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been working with national partners in Vietnam to collect citizen feedback on the performance of local government in an annual survey, the Viet Nam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index, or 'PAPI' for short. 

Democratic Audit UK: http://www.democraticaudit.com/2018/01/10/accountability-in-a-one-party-system-the-task-of-gauging-public-opinion-in-vietnam/


The rising global tide against bribery (commentary).  "Companies with global operations must therefore be mindful that they are now operating in a world of high transparency and vigilance."

Vikram Khanna, associate editor/The Straits Times: http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/the-rising-global-tide-against-bribery


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