Research and Knowledge Coordinator
Roberto Martínez B. Kukutschka is Research Coordinator at Transparency International (TI) and a PhD candidate at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, where he also obtained a Master’s in Public Policy. Before joining TI, he worked as a Research Associate for the European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State-Building, and conducted research for the large-scale EU-funded Projects ANTICORRP and DIGIWHIST. His main research interests include corruption measurement and crony capitalism. Besides his experience in the NGO and academic sectors, Roberto has also experience in the public sector. Before moving to Germany, he served as Head of the Anti-Corruption Department at the Mexican Tax Administration Service, where he was responsible of overseeing the enforcement and implementation of the OECD’s anti-bribery convention and the UN Convention against Corruption.
31 Jul 2019
Digital complaint mechanisms, legal counselling services, media based accountability platforms and participatory budgeting are some ways accountability mechanisms are being transformed to meet local government needs.
28 Apr 2019
Despite adopting an anti-corruption strategy and reforms to Afghanistan’s legal code, gaps remain in the institutional framework and lack of enforcement continues to be a barrier to state-building and reduces development impact.
13 Jan 2019
Disclosing information on corruption cases can play an important role in donors’ integrity management systems to prevent, deter and sanction fraud and corruption in the use of development assistance f...
21 Dec 2018
Despite reforms across many sectors, notably in the oil and telecommunications industries, enforcement of the relatively strong legal and institutional anti-corruption framework remains poor.
19 Dec 2018
Collusive contracting and kickbacks remain widespread in the energy and infrastructure sectors, while industries driven by fast-moving consumer durables, such as telecommunications, seem to be becoming more resistant to such practices.