The state is impersonal; an Argentinean only understands personalistic relationships. That is why, for him, stealing pubic funds is not a crime,” said Jorge Luis Borges, in an attempt to explain why, in Argentina, corruption is the coin of the realm. If we add to this expressions that promote cronyism, such as that used by…
[The Fletcher School] How might faith-based actors play a role in changing values and norms of corruption?
FPIN member Roberto Laver's "How might faith-based actors play a role in changing values and norms of corruption?" originally published on the Corruption and Fragile States Blog of the Fletcher School on March 29, 2021 Having grown up in Argentina, with its consistently high levels of societal corruption, I am quite familiar with the significant…
The Other Pandemic: COVID and the Cost of Corruption
Corruption, as an expression of profound injustice, should matter to believers, in relation to our own behaviour and witness and to the social order in which we live. The COVID pandemic crisis is a wake-up call for the church, its leaders and all followers of Jesus, that fighting corruption is central to our integral mission. Corruption matters to God immensely. We need to pay attention to corruption now more than ever.
[Video] The Curse of Corruption (Spanish)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJVz5JMPAqY&feature=player_embedded Webinar: Conferencia 'La maldición de la corrupción: retos urgentes para las iglesias' - 26 julio, 2018, published on YouTube 31 July 2018.
Mini book: Deliver Us from Evil
Despite billions of dollars working inthe anti-corruption industry, corruption remains as elusive and intractable asever – until now. Deliver Us from Evil is a fresh perspective on how corruption can be reduced by addressing the ethical and cultural roots that underlie it. While laying out a comprehensive explanation of the cultural causes and society-wide effects…
Lecture at Seminario Internacional Teologico Bautista (Spanish)
Source: Facebook live video, Seminario Internacional Teologico Bautista, posted 5:19 PM, October 17, 2018.
“Good News” in the Fight Against Corruption
When I joined the World Bank (the Bank) in 1989, corruption was a taboo subject. For its own lending operations, the Bank had legal safeguards against the misuse of funds. But corruption was not openly recognized or addressed as a major obstacle to development and poverty reduction. This attitude generally characterized other international development agencies…
Video: Corruption and the Challenge to Faith (In Spanish, 60 min)
Interview of Roberto Laver by Juan Pablo Bongarrá. Streamed live on La Puerta Abierta on April 25th, 2018.
Book: Líbranos del mal / Deliver us from evil
“Líbranos del Mal” is a fresh perspective on how corruption can be reduced by addressing the ethical and cultural roots that underlie it.
Corruption is a Serious Problem Worldwide
Corruption affects us all. Resources are used for the wrong purposes and are unfairly divided. It weakens our democracy and trust in our leaders. It eats away at our ethics and corrodes our moral fibre. It discourages public and private investment. It slows down economic growth and development. The annual cost of corruption is estimated…