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  • Fighting corruption has become a policy priority for the development community over the past two decades and extensive reform efforts have been launched. These reforms build on the idea that corruption is a dysfunction of public administration that emerges in the presence of monopoly and discretion, which in turn can be curbed by promoting accountability and transparency. Corruption undermines policies and programs that aim to reduce poverty, so attacking corruption is critical to the achievement of the Bank's overarching mission of poverty reduction.



In Depth

Mar 03, 2015

Uganda Data Tracking Mechanism

By using existing data, and working directly with a selection of local agencies led by the Inspectorate of Government, a corruption monitoring tool was developed to track corruption in Uganda on an annual basis.

Mar 03, 2015

Country Diagnostic Surveys

Maps and measures critical public sector governance issues that feed into participatory and targeted reform planning.

Mar 03, 2015

Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative

Launched by the World Bank Group and the UNODC, it is the first systematic compilation of past and current recovery cases involving corruption.

Mar 03, 2015

Summary of Anti-Corruption Literature

This 2012 article summarizes and synthesizes learning about the level, determinants, and effects of corruption in developing nations.

Mar 03, 2015

Governance for Development Blog

Governance for Development informs and stimulates debate on how governments can help end poverty and boost shared prosperity. Let’s talk!

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