Who we are

Dr Nick Duncan

Nick Duncan has worked in and directed both commercial and Non-Governmental organisations, from start-up to multi-national. The last decade has been devoted to researching and practically working with partners to increase ethical capacity and corruption reduction in developing countries, in both public and private sector.
Nick actively seeks to highlight the attributes of local organisations that are viewed as exemplary within their own setting. To learn from and build on what works within organisation in a given setting, provides a constructive and tractable approach to strengthening the deep attributes of that organisation.
Nick is the author of 'Positive Social Identity: the Quantitative Analysis of Ethics' published in 2017 by Routledge.
Nick has written, spoken and trained world-wide on, the measurement of corruption, anti-corruption strategy and the enhancing the ethical capacity of organisations.

Nick has led or co-led:
  • Pioneering measurement study ethical capacity of an outstanding Insurance Company in sub-Saharan Africa. 
  • Institutional strengthening in a wide range of organisations including a medical facility in Afghanistan. A minstry in Nigeria. A major hotel in Kenya. A hydro-electric power company in Tajikistan.
  • Anti-corruption strategy training for donors in numerous developing countries.
  • Partnership with a major Chinese university on research priorities and course development.
  • A major multi-country, pro-poor governance project, facilitating positive interaction between local government and stakeholder communities. 

Claudio Weber Abramo

Claudio Weber Abramo directed the leading Brazilian anti-corruption NGO, Transparencia Brasil, for more than 14 years.

Claudio's areas of expertise include Access to information, Political financing, Public procurement, Internet based monitoring applications, Surveys, Country and organisational diagnosis.

Among the initiatives for which Claudio has been responsible are:

  • Pioneering in Brazil the systematic use of public held data to feed freely-accessible monitoring tools. Several of the tools developed included Parliamentary activities (project Excelencias, www.excelencias.org.br), electoral donations (project Às Claras, www.asclaras.org.br), decision performance of Supreme Court justices (project Meritissimos, www.meritissimos.org.br). 
  • Project Excelencias won the prestigious Esso Journalism Award for its contribution to the press.
  • Pioneering surveys on different aspects of corruption, especially vote-buying.
  • Designing and conducting diagnosis of corruption in public institutions, among these the municipality of São Paulo, one of the biggest cities in the world.
  • Devising for the Brazilian federal government a methodology to assess the risk of corruption in decisions taken by public organisations (risk-mapping)
  • Claudio has authored a number of academic papers on corruption and associated issues.
  • In 2015, the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism gave and awarded to Claudio for his contribution to data-driven journalism.