Ethics, accountability and combatting corruption

Corruption undermines the trust that exists between governments and civil society and is bad for business. Our experts work with public sector institutions to improve their capacity to enforce standards of ethics and conduct investigations related to allegations of corruption and fraud. We support governments and their public leaders preventing occurrences of conflict of interest and strengthening their discipline management. By institutionalizing ethical conduct, we improve the efficiency of government spending and create a better environment for doing business.

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