UNODC anti-corruption newsletter / Accountability despite fragility / Iran elites crackdown

UNODC Anti-Corruption Newsletter: South and Southeast Asia Q2 2019.  

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime:  https://www.unodc.org/documents/southeastasiaandpacific//topics/anti-corruption/UNODC_AC_Newsletter_Q2_2019.html

 

Accountability Despite Fragility: Lessons for Supporting Budget Transparency in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings (Blog).  “Rather than seeing fragility and conflict as barriers to budget transparency work, donors should see them as opportunities to help rebuild budget systems in ways that embed transparency and accountability for aligning spending with citizens needs.”

Alden LeClair/Transparency and Accountability Initiative: https://www.transparency-initiative.org/blog/5209/supporting-budget-transparency-in-fragile-and-conflict-affected-settings/

 

Iran's crackdown on corruption reaches elites.  The judges who issued the hefty verdicts earned praise for dodging pressure from powerful politicians…The Iranian judiciary has been traditionally controlled by hard-liners and reports solely to the country's supreme leader, leaving many wondering if the anti-corruption drive will transcend the political divide and remain nonpartisan.”

Al-Monitor: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/07/iran-crackdown-corruption-jail-sentences.html 

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