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900M people in Asia had to pay bribes in last year – report

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Bribery rates are highest in India and Vietnam, and police are the most common demanders of kickbacks, according to a Transparency International survey in the region

BANGKOK, Thailand (Mar. 7, 2017) — More than a quarter of people living in Asia had to pay a bribe while trying to access a public service in the past year, a watchdog said Tuesday, March 7, calling on governments to root out endemic graft in the region. Continue reading 900M people in Asia had to pay bribes in last year – report

How LRA is dealing with fixers in land titling

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A computerized system introduced in 2008 is supposed to address corruption by making processes uniform and transparent and by reducing discretion on the part of land titling personnel. But is the system effective?

MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 4, 2017) — When the surveyor advised Jennifer (not her real name) to get a fixer to help facilitate their application to have their properties titled, it seemed like a reasonable idea. Continue reading How LRA is dealing with fixers in land titling