Fighting Corruption

Anti-Corruption Strategies for Small and Medium Enterprises

Badri El Meouchi
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Badri El Meouchi is the former Executive Director of the Lebanese Transparency Association (LTA), an affiliate of Transparency International (TI) and a former the Center for International Private Enterprise …

CIPE’s Senior Knowledge Manager, Kim Bettcher, interviews Badri El Meouchi, Executive Director of the Lebanon Institute of Directors (IoD).  Meouchi discusses measures small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can take to address corruption in Lebanon. Although SMEs in Lebanon rarely calculate the money that they lose in the form of bribes, they are often victims of corruption. Lack of public awareness and civic education on corruption, unclear and inefficient business registration processes, and minimal political will to address citizens’ concerns creates an environment that makes bribery and other forms of corruption common.  However, SMEs can address corruption by improving their internal governance processes and acting collectively with other businesses to effect change.