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Solution for Fighting Corruption in Developing Countries

The Challenge

Poorer countries tend to be measurably more corrupt than richer countries. But the debate about causality is still open. Is corruption the single most important reason why many sensible reforms esse ...

Poorer countries tend to be measurably more corrupt than richer countries. But the debate about causality is still open. Is corruption the single most important reason why many sensible reforms essential for economic development fail in developing economies, or does economic development raise demand for fighting corruption?

Empower civil society – at the global, national and local level – to build coalitions against corruption. Use a holistic approach to fighting corruption, including an integrity system with elements such as whistleblower protection and exit opportunities for offenders.

Coalitions between government, private enterprise and civil society organizations are required. Solutions have to come from inside countries by empowering civil society, by creating an anti-corruption culture and by creating governance structures that work.

A holistic approach to fighting corruption requires not only criminal sanctions but other elements of an “integrity system.” The most effective elements of a concrete integrity system will have to be tailored to the needs and opportunities of the society it is designed to protect. They may include whistle-blower protection and exit opportunities for offenders and other solutions suggested by the organizers.

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