Good practice in mitigating corruption risks in the extractives sector

U4 Expert Answer 2014:13
Author(s):
Samira Lindner

With large volumes of revenue at stake, the extractives sector is often associated with poor governance and corruption. Corruption risks can occur at every step of the value chain, from awarding of contracts and licenses to determining how to spend revenues. Many governments and companies in resource-rich developed and emerging economies have therefore taken steps to combat corruption and ensure revenues are adequately used. 


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