Enhancing Global Commerce in Developing Countries
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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