Facilitating Payments - Bribes or Tips? Suggestions for International Organizations Regarding Facilitating Payment Customs

"In many parts of the world, facilitating payments are expected before legitimate official services will be supplied in a timely manner. To avoid an obstacle course of dubious regulations and prevent troublesome delays, most individuals and organizations succumb to the pressure and offer 'grease' payments to officials in order to bypass these barriers. Several categories of 'off-the-record' payments are illustrated with real-life examples, and explanations are offered regarding the reasons why such customs persist."

This article "suggests a strategy that international organizations may use in unfamiliar locations in an effort to avoid the slippery ethical slope linked to such payments, while attempting to maintain harmonious relations with local officials."

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Publication Date:
Wayne Hamra
Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS)
Km 45.5 Emilio Aguinaldo Hwy
Lalaan I
Silang, Cavite  4118

Phone: 63 46 4144 300
FAX: 63 46 4144 301
Email: scribe@aiias.edu
URL: https://www.aiias.edu/en/
Order Information:
INFO Vol 14 No 2 (2011)
Resource Type:
Internet Resources; Serial Publications
Resource Objective:
Informal / Lifelong Learning
Parent / Informal Education
Religious Origin:
Seventh-day Adventist