A New Anti-Corruption Tool for In-House Counsel: Catalog of E-Government Services

The TRACE e-Gov Portal is a directory to online services offered by government agencies in more than 90 countries. It is intended to fight corruption by making it easier to conduct routine business without opportunities for officials to solicit or demand bribes face-to-face.

The resource was developed under the direction of TRACE president Alexandra Wrage, taking a full-time staffer and supporting staff nine months to develop the initial version of it, usually with little help from the governments in question. The 15,000 links are divided into categories – procurement, customs, travel, and such – and the design allows for the addition of new links as more countries come on board with digital services, or more are discovered.

TRACE has opened the site to the public, so any company, law firm, or individual can use it.

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