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International Anti-Corruption Law Research Guide

This research guide is about international anti-corruption

Useful Resources

Corruption Specific

Many of the sites listed below also contain current news and events sections.

General Resources

  • CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online (Georgetown Law only)
    This database collects materials from research institutes, NGOs, foundation projects and conferences. There are books, journals and policy briefs. When searching, use advance search to limit a broad search like "corruption" by region, date or type of material.
  • (Georgetown Law Only)
    When searching in this resource, click on "advanced search" to search in both Country Wire (news accounts) and Country Watch Reviews (ranking of level of transparency and level of control of corruption by country).
  • Economist Intelligence Unit on the Internet (Georgetown Law only)
    Georgetown subscribes to the Country Report, Country Commerce, Country Finance, and Company Profiles available in this database. In advance search you can search across all of these resources, but still be able to limit by country or date.
  • OECD iLibrary (Georgetown Law only)
    This is the only comprehensive database of OECD publications and include statistics, public policy research and economics data. To search for books, chapters in books, graphs and articles on corruption, click on the "Working Papers" tab at the top the page.
  • International Money Laundering Information Network
    IMOLIN is an Internet-based network created cooperatively by major anti-money laundering organizations. The home page has regional newsletters and information on recent publications on this topic.
  • The IMF's Approach to Promoting Good Governance and Combating Corruption
    This guide details how the IMF, through technical assistance and policy actions, is combating corruption. There is also the Code of Good Practices on Fiscal Transparency (2007) and the Code of Good Practices on Transparency in Monetary and Financial Policies: Declaration of Principles (1999).
  • Transparency International
    TI chapters, according to a statement on their web site, "bring together relevant players from government, civil society, business and the media to promote transparency in elections, in public administration, in procurement and in business." They have a Corruption Perceptions Index and a Global Corruption Report. You can also search by regions. Their Anti-Corruption Plain Language Guide has definitions of major terms and includes "examples in practice" which are real instances of these definitions from throughout the world.
  • SSRN's Legal Scholarship Network (Georgetown Law Only)
    This database includes papers that have been accepted, but not yet published in journals. This resource can be particularly useful for finding current or developing scholarly legal and interdisciplinary discussions, given the wide the breadth of topics within corruption law.