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The State of Anti-Corruption in Latin America: The 2020 CCC Index Launch

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

June 9, 2020


COVID-19 is hitting Latin America while the region-wide anti-corruption push that started around 2015 has lost steam or, in some places, is dangerously receding. In this new scenario, AS/COA and Control Risks are launching the second edition of the Capacity to Combat Corruption (CCC) Index, assessing Latin American countries' ability to detect, punish, and prevent corruption. AS/COA Senior Director Roberto Simon and Control Risks Partner Geert Aalbers will present the index's findings and analyze Latin America's new moment in the fight against corruption.

This event is part of AS/COA’s Anti-Corruption Working Group.
Read the 2020 findings.


  • Geert Aalbers, Partner, Control Risks @Control_Risks
  • Roberto Simon, Senior Director and Head of the Anti-Corruption Working Group, AS/COA @robertosimon

Join the discussion on Twitter #CCCindex | @ASCOA

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Geert Aalbers

Partner, Control Risks

Geert Aalbers is a partner at Control Risks, where he heads its Brazil and Southern Cone business and manages complex investigations into fraud, corruption, and other ethics breaches. Aalbers is also a lecturer in compliance and risk management at Insper business school in São Paulo. He is a certified compliance and ethics professional (SCCE), a member of the International Bar Association, and has served as an expert on panels advising the OECD, World Bank, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

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Roberto Simon

Senior Director for Policy and Head of the Anti-Corruption Working Group, AS/COA

Roberto Simon is the senior director for policy and head of the Anti-Corruption Working Group at Americas Society/Council of the Americas and the politics editor for Americas Quarterly. Previously, Simon served as the lead Latin America analyst at FTI Consulting’s Geopolitical Intelligence practice, advising global businesses on key political, economic, and policy challenges in the region.

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Video: The 2020 Capacity to Combat Corruption Index Launch

June 09, 2020

Geert Aalbers of Control Risks and Roberto Simon of AS/COA discuss the state of the anti-corruption movement in Latin America and findings from the second edition of the CCC Index....