corruption

NEFARIOUS ACTIVITY

'multiplicity of endemic corruption globally'

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INTRODUCTION
"Corruption robs the public of precious resources, distorts the incentives to engage productive activities, destroys confidence in public institutions, and spurs political instability. It disproportionately harms the poor and vulnerable. In turn, corruption is the result of perverse incentives, concentration of power, and lack of accountability. Countries are not condemned to suffer from corruption. They can break the vicious cycle with a comprehensive approach that tackles country-specific governance gaps. This approach should include streamlining rules and regulations; building a meritocratic and well-paid civil service; promoting transparency in public employment, procurement, and services; enabling citizen voice and government accountability; and enforcing anti-corruption laws and penalties."
ANALYSIS
"Corruption robs the public of precious resources, distorts the incentives to engage in productive activities, destroys confidence in public institutions, and spurs political instability. It disproportionately harms the poor and vulnerable. In turn, corruption is the result of perverse incentives, concentration of power, and lack of accountability. Countries are not condemned to suffer from corruption. They can break the vicious cycle with a comprehensive approach that tackles country-specific governance gaps. This approach should include streamlining rules and regulations; building a meritocratic and well-paid civil service; promoting transparency in public employment, procurement, and services; enabling citizen voice and government accountability; and enforcing anti-corruption laws and penalties."
CHALLENGES
"The weak enforcement of a rule of law is closely related to the prevalence of corruption. Corruption involves different types of rule-violations by bureaucrats, politicians and businesses where power is misused for private benefit. Not surprisingly, corruption is correlated with the weak enforcement of formal institutions in general, including property rights and the formal rules of politics. All of these are in turn strongly correlated with the level of development. Countries that have high levels of corruption are likely to have weak property rights, a weak rule of law, high levels of corruption, informal political rents, and low levels of productive capabilities (even if they sometimes have high per capita incomes as a result of natural resources). These correlations raise important questions and challenges for policy."
CONCLUSION
Long experience has shown us that the "weak enforcement of a rule of law is closely related to the prevalence of corruption. Corruption involves different types of rule-violations by bureaucrats, politicians and businesses" and others "where power is misused for private benefit. Not surprisingly, corruption is correlated with the weak enforcement of formal institutions in general, including property rights and the formal rules of politics [, and all] of these are in turn strongly correlated with the level of development."
Nefarious activities are extremely difficult to control, much less manage. Public policy enforcement and systems of law are often circumvented to keep the game in play. Research suggest that corruption must be attacked at its source if a degree of success is to be realised. The referenced material offers some concrete suggestions.

Drivers of corruption: A World Bank Study

The WB continues to research corruption to understand it more fully and with the goal of further enhancing their tools of prevention and detection.

The Fight Against Corruption - World Bank MLY

Understanding what motivates corruption, how it pervades public institutions, and what its consequences are for development.

Strategic Criterion

We investigate and create ways in which to advance human development to benefit local communities and expand on a global stage.

Connections

Our focus is to strengthen the inter-connective links of basic human qualities to enable the innate capacity to foster alternative thinking.

Trusted Strategy

To enhance the global human development process—planning, education, training, research—using advanced technology.

Reference

Drivers of Corruption: A World Bank Study. Access above.

World Bank Malaysia Hub: Research and Policy Briefs. Ref. The Fight Against Corruption. Download PDF from above.

Performance Accountability and Combating Corruption. Public Sector Governance and Accountability Series. Washington, DC: World Bank. © World Bank.
Access here > PACC World Bank. Anwar Ahah, 2007.

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