Corruption, in each and any of its forms, is harmful and unjust. And whilst it is mainly associated with public policy, it is a problem that can arise from within both private and public organizations, almost always affecting civil society. Therefore, to prevent it and avoid the unfortunate economic, social, political, or any other consequences, it is essential to understand what kind of events and/or situations may involve or lead to acts of corruption being committed.

If you notice any of the following situations, you may be looking at a case of corruption:

  • In a decision-making process, one person is always benefited repeatedly.
  • There are conflicts of interest between associated parties.
  • There are financial ambiguities (questionable invoices and payments, deficiencies or errors in financial reports).
  • Poor products or services are approved.
  • Contracts are awarded directly.
  • Unusual bidding processes are held.

corruption in elections

Now, at election time it seems that corruption is when it least rests. Below, we present a series of everyday situations where there may be a high risk of corruption such as electoral crimes:


Have you experienced any of the above situations? Tell us: