Competitive Markets, Competitive Democracies: Corrosive Capital in the Western Balkans

This event featured a conversation on foreign investment and corruption in the Western Balkans. It centered on how the United States, the EU, the governments of the Western Balkans, and civil society can work together to prevent foreign investments from exacerbating the region’s governance gaps and struggles with corruption. Expert speakers included Eric Hontz, Damir Marusic, Tim Judah, Igor Novakovic, and Milica Kovacevic.

China’s BRI and Corrosive Capital: Mitigating Corruption Risks in the Philippines

The Stratbase ADR Institute hosted a town hall discussion covering China’s Belt and Road Initiative and its impact on Southeast Asian countries. The event focused on the effects of Corrosive Capital on public governance and democratic institutions in the Philippines.

Promoting Resilient Economies in the Western Balkans: Tackling Corrosive Capital at the Sectoral Level

CIPE Partner, the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD), held an event featuring the launch of a new Corrosive Capital report explaining the application of CSD’s Monitoring Anti-Corruption Policy Implementation methodology and how it can be used to identify potential common patterns of Corrosive Capital in the Western Balkans.

Corrosive Capital – Mitigating Corruption Risk of Non-Transparent Investments in Southeast Asia

CIPE Senior Program Officer Catherine Tai discusses how to mitigate Corrosive Capital and corruption risks in non-transparent investments in Southeast Asia during the 2021 International Anti-Corruption Conference.

Term “Corrosive Capital” Used in Woodrow Wilson Center Webinar

In the Woodrow Wilson Center webinar titled “Force Multipliers? US and Taiwanese Interests in Latin America” Julie Chung, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, used the CIPE term, Corrosive Capital when discussing foreign investment choices.

Democracy For Sale? Chinese Investment in the Western Balkans

CIPE and its partners held an event to discuss the impact of Chinese investment in the Western Balkans. The conversation examined four significant Chinese investments in the Western Balkans: copper mining in Serbia, Highway construction in North Macedonia and Montenegro, and Huawei IT infrastructure in Bosnia and Herzegovina.