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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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United States of America
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Capitol Commission has State Ministers in 24 state capitols where they teach a weekly Bible study for legislators, lobbyists, and staff members. It is a ministry of presence, where we follow the example shown in many places in the Bible where God's people interact with governmental leaders. Our ...See More Pray1Tim2.org prayer tool is available for all 50 states. Show Less

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Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, United States of America
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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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United States of America
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Government
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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speeches and trainings in active citizenship
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PWI Foundation helps boost the fundraising efforts of nonprofits. All profits for this shirt go to organizations working in the Bahamas.

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CNN 
Washington (CNN) The battle over a government shutdown appears to be mostly over for now, with the push for border wall funding sidelined and Democrats saying President Donald Trump's administration will continue paying for subsidies for low-income ... See more..
New York Times 
WASHINGTON — Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. tried to test the limits of the government's position at a Supreme Court argument on Wednesday by confessing to a criminal offense. “Some time ago, outside the statute of limitations, I drove 60 miles an ... See more..
Dayton Daily News 
The Air Force has started preparations for a partial federal government shutdown if a federal funding deal is not reached Friday, a spokesman says. A shutdown would impact thousands of government civilian workers at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. See more..
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NBCNews.com 
The White House has made a second major concession to Democrats in the final stages of negotiations on a critical spending bill, paving the way for a deal to avert government shutdown. The White House said Wednesday that it would drop its opposition to ... See more..
USA TODAY 
WASHINGTON — With the threat of a government shutdown at midnight Friday, congressional leaders introduced a bill late Wednesday that will keep the government open through May 5 to give lawmakers more time to reach a deal on a longer-term spending ... See more..
TechCrunch 
The UK government has criticized Twitter for restricting police and intelligence agency access to data which it says could be used to identify terrorist plots, according to the Telegraph newspaper. The newspaper quotes a spokesman for Prime Minister ... See more..
Washington Times 
“This continuing resolution will continue to keep the government open and operating as normal for the next several days, in order to finalize legislation to fund the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year,” said Rep. Rodney Frelinguysen ... See more..
CBS News 
The White House on Wednesday afternoon notified lawmakers that it will continue Obamacare payments despite threatening to cut them off next month, in a step forward for negotiations over a government-wide spending package. These payments are made ... See more..
The Nation. 
Loss of faith in government has been the foundation of disappointing economic progress and the unfair distribution of income since the 1970s. But small government was never the answer, because the “free market” cannot provide America a fair and ... See more..
New York Times 
Three days before the deadline to avert a government shutdown, congressional leaders were negotiating a spending proposal on Tuesday that would supply no money for President Trump's promised border wall with Mexico but would increase funding for ... 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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Government Corruption
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