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Just Vision creates documentary films and multimedia tools to generate media coverage and support for Palestinian and Israeli nonviolence leaders working to end the occupation and resolve the conflict. Just Vision is a team of Palestinian, Israeli, North and South American journalists, human rights advocates and filmmakers working from Jerusalem, ...See More New York and Washington, DC. Show Less

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The Latin America Working Group (LAWG) is one of the nation's longest standing coalitions dedicated to foreign policy. The Latin America Working Group and its sister organization, the Latin America Working Group Education Fund (LAWGEF), carry out the coalition's mission to encourage U.S. policies towards Latin America that promote human ...See More rights, justice, peace and sustainable development. As a coalition, LAWG represents the interests of over 60 major religious, humanitarian, grassroots and policy organizations to decision makers in Washington. Show Less

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The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) is a nonprofit 501(C)3 Florida corporation dedicated to improving the built environment. Our mission is to lead and promote sustainability with environmental, economic, and social benefits through regional education and certification programs.
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Marketplace.org 
The federal government's tech workforce skews older. As its IT employees retire, they could be hard to replace — it's difficult for federal agencies to attract young tech workers. You can see the federal IT worker shortage playing out on your computer ... See more..
Recode 
The company hasn't changed anything about its policies or its practices, but Google wanted to remind its users in a blog post how the warnings work. Some context: Since the presidential election, journalists have reported receiving messages from Google ... See more..
The Hill 
A group of government watchdogs says the White House must give President Trump's daughter Ivanka an official title or risk conflicts of interest with her business ventures. “[Ivanka Trump's current role] creates a middle space that does not exist ... See more..
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Deadline 
Turkey's government is cracking down on regulations for matchmaking shows in the country with an eye to potentially ban the popular daytime programs altogether because they don't fall in line with Turkish traditions and customs. Related · 'Counterpart ... See more..
Daily Caller 
Michael Flynn, the Trump administration's first national security adviser, met with Turkish government officials in September to discuss a covert and potentially illegal plan to excise a political enemy of Turkey's president from the U.S., according to ... See more..
Washington Times 
Andrew Cuomo isn't mincing words when describing how Congressional Republicans have handled the health care overhaul. The Democratic governor said Friday that Republicans in Washington have shown a “disgusting display of government at its worst.”. See more..
Bloomberg 
The Trump administration cited a favorable ruling by a Virginia federal judge in its argument against making a Hawaii court order blocking the travel ban nationwide more permanent. With the Honolulu federal judge considering whether to extend the ... See more..
Fortune 
The federal agency overseeing Donald Trump's lease for a luxury hotel in Washington ruled Thursday that his inauguration as President doesn't violate terms of the agreement barring government officials from profiting from the property. In a letter to ... See more..
New York Times 
Instead, the statement, issued a day after the holiday began, reached out to the Iranian people while ignoring the government in Tehran. It paid tribute to Iranian immigrants in the United States, even as Mr. Trump's travel ban prevented relatives of ... See more..
Lansing State Journal 
LANSING – Michigan open-government advocates got the jump on lawmakers on Thursday and posted their own database of state employee's salaries ... See more..
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Overview

Corrupt government officials and politicians in developing and transition countries are believed to solicit and receive bribes totalling $20–40 billion USD annually.1  

Large private companies often make “facilitation payments” to politicians or government officials to expedite projects or policies; however, these payments help perpetuate government and bureaucratic corruption.2

Businesses and governments are too closely linked in many countries, resulting in conflicts of interest and derailing the efficacy of the democratic process.3 Businesses often have a disproportionate amount of influence on government policies, primarily through the abuse and overuse of corporate lobbying practices.4

Politically connected firms in Russia account for nearly 80% of market capitalization, and in the United Kingdom politically connected firms account for 40% of market capitalization—still a troublingly high percentage.5

Lobbying expenses in the United States amount to $200,000 per legislator, expenses which rise each year.6

In Brussels alone, 2,500 lobbying organizations comprised of over 15,000 lobbyists regularly influence European Union policies.7

Over 50% of OECD executives admitted using their personal and familial contacts to garner public contracts in non-OECD countries.8

According to Transparency International’s 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index, the countries with the highest levels of institutional corruption are Somalia, North Korea, Afghanistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Libya, and Iraq.9

The countries with the lowest levels of corruption are Denmark, New Zealand, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Singapore, and Switzerland.10


The countries most likely to engage in bribery when operating abroad include Russia, China, and Mexico. The countries least likely to engage in bribery abroad are Belgium, Canada, The Netherlands, and Switzerland.11

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1 Transparency International Corruption Index
2-8 Ibid
9 http://www.transparency.org/cpi2013/results
10 Ibid

11 http://www.transparency.org/whatwedo/publication/global_corruption_report_2009
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Corrupt government officials and politicians in developing and transition countries are believed to solicit and receive bribes totalling $20-40 billion USD annually.1 Additionally, large private companies often make "facilitation payments" to politicians or government officials to expedite projects or policies; however, these payments help perpetuate government and bureaucratic corruption.2 Businesses and governments are too closely linked in many countries, resulting in conflicts of interest and derailing the efficacy of the democratic process.3 Business often have a disproportionate amount of influence on government policies, primarily through the abuse and overuse of corporate lobbying practices.4 Politically connected firms in Russia account for nearly 80% of market capitalization, and in the United Kingdom politically connected firms account for 40% of market capitalization—still a troublingly high percentage.5 Lobbying expenses in the ...See More United States amount to $200,000 per legislator, expenses which rise each year.6 In Brussels alone, 2,500 lobbying organizations comprised of over 15,000 lobbyists regularly influence European Union policies.7 Over 50% of OECD executives admitted using their personal and familial contacts to garner public contracts in non-OECD countries.8 According to Transparency International's 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index, the countries with the highest levels of institutional corruption are Somalia, North Korea, Afghanistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Libya, and Iraq.9 The countries with the lowest levels of corruption are Denmark, New Zealand, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Singapore, and Switzerland.10 The countries most likely to engage in bribery when operating abroad include Russia, China, and Mexico. The countries least likely to engage in bribery abroad are Belgium, Canada, The Netherlands, and Switzerland.11 Show Less