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The Marx Group LLC is an International Transparency Consultancy that specializes in promoting international investment and global commerce. Nations seeking economic growth, especially those in conflict and post-conflict environments, and those judged high risk by Transparency International, face an uphill battle in encouraging global investment. The perception of wide-spread corruption, confusing laws and regulations, lack of security, and cumbersome and arbitrary business practices make international businesses and their investors leery.

Value Proposition. Nations can do much to encourage global investment by creating resource tender and procurement initiatives that demonstrate fairness, transparency and accountability and streamline business processes. The Marx Group assists national governments and government operating agencies to: 1) develop and implement an integrated approach to public transparency that builds upon national law, regulations and policy; 2) create local processes and operating procedures that include transparency, fairness and accountability as an overarching framework and streamline business operations; and 3) include independent oversight and review of processes that affirms transparency, fairness and accountability. This comprehensive methodology provides global companies with confidence in the fairness of acquisitions, procurements and public tenders while providing citizens  knowledge that their precious resources are being handled accountably by their government. Review our successes in Afghanistan.

While corruption is often pervasive and is an impediment to international investment, The Marx Group model for transparency, when embraced by senior government officials, significantly improves accountability and fairness and encourages global investment.

The Marx Group's Independent Process and Transparency Review
for Afghanistan's Ministry of Mines and Petroleum  Amu Darya Oil Tender
is featured in the May 2013 issue of
Harpers Magazine.

The Marx Group LLC also works with global investors and hydrocarbons and mining industry firms to assist in developing local partnerships between governments and industry that improve transparency, fairness to all parties and more efficient business operations.

The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum has conducted nine hydrocarbons and minerals tenders since 2011 with transparency assistance from The Marx Group's International Transparency Advisors, and has not had a credible claim of corruption in the tender process. A testament to the commitment of the Minister of Mines and Petroleum and his staff, the Inter-Ministerial Commission and The Marx Group transparency model. No small achievement in a country which Transparency International rates among the three most corrupt nations in the world.

View our lessons learned in Afghanistan.

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Enhancing Global Commerce in Developing Countries

Comprehensive Approach to Public Transparency in High Corruption Environments

Regulatory Authority Development for Minerals and Hydrocarbons

Working Hand-in-Hand to Create Processes and Controls

Multi-Disciplinary Teams Working In-Country

Global Integrated Transparency Model

Transparency Standards for Global Investment

Process Efficiency for Business Transparency

Systems and Technology Applications

Management Assessment and Performance