President Duterte’s Crazy Drug War Is Just the Beginning
Wednesday, 2 November 2016
The Philippines’ new strongman is eating away at the foundations of democracy. Christian Caryl, editor of Democracy Lab and Legatum Institute Senior Fellow asks—can anyone stop him? (Democracy Lab)
How Kenya Cleaned Up Its Courts
Saturday, 9 July 2016
A new constitution gave judicial reformers an opportunity to earn back the people’s trust. Maya Gainer tells us what they did with it.
How to Stop Corruption—with Alina Mungiu-Pippidi
Thursday, 4 February 2016
In a discussion of her new book, The Quest for Good Governance: How Societies Develop Control of Corruption, Alina Mungiu-Pippidi explored how societies can control corruption and achieve good governance.
Can the Right Save Argentina?
Friday, 11 December 2015
The heavy dose of economic liberalism needed to secure Argentinian prosperity is the natural territory for the party of newly appointed president, Mauricio Macri. The question is, can he do enough? By Harriet Maltby, Head of Policy Research at the Legatum Institute (CapX)
Ukraine Battles a Second Enemy: Corruption
Thursday, 29 October 2015
Russia isn’t the only threat. Kiev is also fighting a war against corruption, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)
Russia's New Kind of Friends
Friday, 16 October 2015
The Soviet Union had “useful idiots.” Vladimir Putin has an array of European allies willing to advance his cause, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)
Fixing the Fight Against Corruption
Thursday, 17 September 2015
Christian Caryl, Legatum Institute Senior Fellow and Managing Editor of Democracy Lab, moderated a panel that explained why a focus on ‘ideas that work’ is the route to tackling global corruption.
Curbing Corruption: Ideas That Work
Thursday, 17 September 2015
The Legatum Institute, together with Democracy Lab,
have produced a series of case studies that examine specific interventions against corruption which have produced positive results.
The Fight for Ukraine's Soul
Thursday, 17 September 2015
Why Ukraine’s effort to curb corruption is a Sisyphean task. A situation report. Frank Brown is the author of the final case study in the Transitions Forum's 'Curbing Corruption' series.
The Spirit of Lviv
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
How Ukraine’s most European city forged a popular movement against corruption and bad governance. Ilya Lozovsky is the author of the tenth case study in the Transitions Forum's 'Curbing Corruption' series.
Cleaning Up La Paz
Friday, 11 September 2015
How Bolivia’s biggest city freed itself from a ubiquitous culture of corruption. Nieves Zuniga and Paul M. Heywood are the authors of the ninth case study in the Transitions Forum's 'Curbing Corruption' series.
Judges on the Take
Tuesday, 8 September 2015
How the FBI took on Chicago’s crooked courts. Richard E. Messick is the author of the eighth case study in the Transitions Forum's 'Curbing Corruption' series.
How Georgia Stamped Out Corruption on Campus
Thursday, 3 September 2015
First they fired the Education Ministry. Then came the hard part. Christofer Berglund and Johan Engvall are the authors of the seventh case study in the Transitions Forum's 'Curbing Corruption' series.
Brazil and the Bloodsuckers
Wednesday, 26 August 2015
"Congratulations, corrupt mayor! Your number’s up, and the auditors are on their way"— Anna Petherick is the author of the latest case study in the Transitions Forum's 'Curbing Corruption' series.
The Little Anti-Corruption Agency That Could
Thursday, 20 August 2015
After humble beginnings in empty offices, Croatia’s anti-corruption body became a crusading national force. Gabriel Kuris is the author of the fifth case study in the Transitions Forum's 'Curbing Corruption: Ideas That Work' series.
The Gecko's Bite
Friday, 24 July 2015
Indonesia’s anti-corruption commission has made great strides in combating graft. But now it risks becoming a victim of its own success. Rushda Majeed is the author of the fourth case study in the Transitions Forum's 'Curbing Corruption: Ideas That Work' series.
Integrity Gets Great Ratings
Thursday, 9 July 2015
How Nepalese people harnessed the power of reality TV to strike a blow against corruption. Blair Glencorse and Suman Parajuli are the authors of the third case study in the Transitions Forum series, 'Curbing Corruption: Ideas That Work'.
Calling in Against Corruption
Wednesday, 1 July 2015
i official set out to prevent bureaucrats from demanding bribes for providing basic public services. The solution: citizen feedback through mobile phones. Mohammad Omar Masud
is the author of the second case study in the Transitions Forum's 'Curbing Corruption: Ideas That Work' series.
What is the Future of Russia's Opposition?
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
Leonid Volkov, a member of Russia's Central Council of the Party of Progress, gave an insider's perspective on the future of the Russian Opposition within the context of today’s challenges and in the lead up to the 2016 Parliamentary elections.
Finding What Works: Building Reform Coalitions in Brazil
Thursday, 26 February 2015
Marcus Melo of the Federal University of Pernambuco joined the Legatum Institute's Anne Applebaum in a discussion that explored post-authoritarian reform in Brazil, and shared insights for countries facing similar development challenges.
Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova: Corruption and Challenges of Transition
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine are striving to strengthen the rule of law and democratic accountability within their borders, following their commitment to the EU Association Agreements last year. However, entrenched corruption continues to pose a potent threat to their democratic development. As the people of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova struggle to rebuild their states, what is the contribution the West can make?
The Corruption of Capitalism: Britain’s Role
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
The Legatum Institute was pleased to host a dinner with Frank Field, MP for Birkenhead and Chair of the Modern Slavery Bill Review, in conversation with Lord Glasman, Labour life peer, on the challenges facing capitalism.
Looting Ukraine: the East, the West, and the Corruption of a Country
Thursday, 17 July 2014
The Legatum Institute, in association with the Institute of Modern Russia, launched 'Looting Ukraine: How East and West Teamed up to Steal a Country', a new case-study by Oliver Bullough examining the endemic corruption that prevents Ukraine's transition-and that the West colludes in.
Is Russia Heading For Crisis?
Monday, 4 March 2013
A new Legatum Institute paper argues that Putin’s ruling model is no longer functioning and identifies five ”traps” the Russian government now faces.
"Conflict and transition are both manifestations of failed politics"
Friday, 18 January 2013
At an event in Washington, D.C, former finance minister of Afghanistan, Dr Ashraf Ghani, discussed why tackling economic questions is essential for transitioning countries. He shared his experiences from the past and reflected on how they can help prepare for present and future challenges.
“South Africa needs to get its act together”
Friday, 7 December 2012
South Africa today is a country beset with challenges – a ruling party in disarray, sluggish economic growth, growing corruption. Is the ANC in terminal decline? Why is South Africa struggling to manage its global brand? Ann Bernstein, executive director at the Centre for Development and Enterprise in South Africa, gave a talk at the Legatum Institute to answer some of these questions.