National Integrity System Bericht Schweiz
On February 7th 2012, Transparency International published the National Integrity Systems Assessment for Switzerland. The Basel Institute on Governance contributed to this study through research and the compilation of three of the twelve pillar-chapters.
The National Integrity System (NIS) assessment approach provides a framework for analyzing both the extent and causes of corruption in a given country as well as the effectiveness of national anti-corruption efforts. The project involved both desk research as well as interviews with experts from the different pillars both of which fed into the final analysis of this study.
A Comparative Guide to Anti-Money Laundering: A Critical Analysis of Systems in Singapore, Switzerland, the UK and the USA
All the major financial centres have experienced a rise in anti-money laundering rules and regulations. Initially, anti-money laundering laws were used as a weapon in the war on drugs, whilst more recently they have been deployed in the ongoing fight against terrorism. These developments, the authors reveal, have had serious consequences for banks and other financial institutions – affecting…
Norm diffusion and reputation: The rise of the extractive industries transparency initiative
Transparency in the extractives sector is widely seen as a key tool for improving accountability and deterring corruption. Yet for those very reasons, it is a puzzle that so many governments in corruption-prone countries have voluntarily signed up to greater scrutiny in this area, by joining the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).
We argue that EITI serves as a…
Research assignment for the Institute of Nursing Science (University of Basel)
The Basel Institute’s governance team has been working with the Institute on Nursing of the University of Basel in support of an SDC-funded project aimed at strengthening the nursing sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Using the Basel Institute’s unique “Power and Influence Analysis”, a political economy methodology, the aim is to assist the project team in determining more effective…