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Helping Brazil Combat Corruption

Fabio Silveira de Paula, Controladoria Geral da União (CGU); Michael Jarvis, team leader, Governance for Extractive Industries, World Bank Institute; and James Ferrer, Jr., director, Center for Latin American Issues.

The Brazilian Institute of the Center for Latin America Affairs (CLAI) – a research center housed in the George Washington School of Business – recently completed a two-week “Seminar on Combating Corruption” for government officials from Brazil.  The program was sponsored by Controladoria Geral da União (CGU), a Brazilian government agency similar to office of comptroller.

This intensive course, which ran from April 30 through May 11, was devoted to building government personnel’s knowledge of how to combat corruption.  Topics covered in the program included: the American system of criminal justice, the social costs of corruption and implementing the Inter-American Convention on Corruption.

The Brazilian government officers met with or heard presentations from representatives of a number of U.S. government agencies and non-governmental organizations, including the Department of Justice, the Office of Governmental Ethics, the Government Accountability Office, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Trace International, Inc., a non-profit membership association committed to developing and sharing anti-bribery compliance solutions.

Participants returned to Brazil having bolstered their knowledge by studying anti-corruption methodologies and policies used by government agencies and NGOs in the U.S. that can be applied in their own country.

Posted by gwsb on May 15, 2012 | Filed under: GWSB News.

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