Tavares, FL - July 17, 2011 - I give up. I have been writing this blog on corruption in Iraq and the World, including Afghanistan, since mid-2006.
The news on corruption keeps repeating itself and the US State Dept and USAID don't improve, and neither does the corruption climate in Iraq or Afghanistan. Congress keeps having hearings, and issuing reports, but they don't fire anyone and establish known methods to reduce corruption in foreign aid and reconstruction programs in "conflict" countries.
Besides, the Wall St. Journal now has a "Corruption Currents" blog with daily postings and two guys who are PAID to do it, so why compete? However, they have no clue how to FIX corruption, just report it.
Here is the link to one of their recent postings on their online blog:
If you want to see my lists of actions to take to reduce corruption in foreign countries, look in the PAGES section in the right column for my article on Vance Jochim's 28+ Ways to Reduce Corruption.
If you are on a US Congressional Committee investigating Corruption, and want to learn how to actually fix it and not just listen to people talking about it and issuing reports, contact me.
And, if you are a country leader and want to actually fix corruption, and not just talk about it, send me an email to FiscalRangers AT Comcast DOT net.
Vance Jochim - July 17, 2011
US Anti-Corruption adviser to the Iraqi anti-corruption agency, Commission on Integrity, 2004-2006.