Periodic Issue | Volume 10 Issue 1 | Serial Number 37 | Rabi Al Thani – Jumada Al Awwal 1443 AH – September 2021 AD

Editorial
Activating the Legal and Regulatory Framework to Combat Corruption

By: Prof. Badria A. Al-Awadi
Editor-in-Chief

The spread of financial and administrative corruption is considered one of the main obstacles hindering the development of countries and deterring the revival and progress of nations. Therefore, constitutions, local laws, charters, and international declarations have tended to set clear and strict provisions aimed to combat this imminent and continuing danger, reinforced by a detailed operational roadmap, as is the case in the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (CAC) adopted by the UN General Assembly on October 31, 2003, which was the outcome of an international legal effort that lasted for several years and resulted in the development of efficient and effective international legal and technical standards. This agreement covers five main areas: preventive measures, criminalization and law enforcement, international cooperation, asset recovery, technical assistance, and information exchange. It also addressed many different forms of corruption, such as bribery, abuse of influence, abuse of authority, and various acts of corruption in the private sector.

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Special Issue | Volume 8 Issue 9 | Special Supplement Part 2 | Jumada Al Awal – Jumada Al Thani 1442 AH – January 2021 AD

Editorial
Investing in Small and Medium-Size Projects (SME): Legal and Regulatory Aspects

By: Prof. Badria A. Al-Awadi
Editor-in-Chief


In recent decades, small and medium projects have constituted one of the most important investment trends in the world, just like major investment projects related to companies and countries, in the context of the volume of funds destined for the said projects, the number and quality of the sides related to them, and their direct and indirect effects on the groups that undertake these investments firstly, and then on societies, economies, states, and nations.
This type of projects is responsible for two thirds of jobs in the world, according to official data of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and to the United Nations, and it constitutes one of the most important drivers of economic and social growth, with a rate exceeding 50% of GDP in some countries, and up to 70% in other countries. These projects also contribute about 60% of the GDP in the service sector, as these projects thrive to meet the increasing requirements of this sector.

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