Roberto Martinez B.

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.

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        Integrity risks for international businesses in Mexico

        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.

        Private sector
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        Illicit financial flows in Ethiopia

        20 Sep 2018

        Over the past decade, the concept of illicit financial flows (IFFs) has gained traction within the international development community. According to some calculations, illicit outflows from Africa, fo...

        Illicit financial flows
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        Anti-corruption and integrity awards

        19 Jul 2018

        For decades, anti-corruption strategies have been based on an understanding that corrupt people were rational beings, making rational decisions when they decide to engage in corruption. As a result, t...

        People's engagement
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        Anti-corruption strategies for authoritarian states

        19 May 2018

        Autocrats' anti-corruption efforts are not "selfless" – they aim for financial or political benefits to the regime.

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        Illicit financial flows in Mozambique

        5 Apr 2018

        The sources of IFFs in Mozambique, the cost to the country, and an overview of the regulatory and institutional framework in place to prevent it.

        Illicit financial flows

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