Tackling Corruption in Oil Rich Countries: The Role of Transparency

Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2008:3) 4 p.
Ivar Kolstad
Arne Wiig
David Aled Williams

Corruption is a huge problem in many developing countries rich in oil and other natural resources, and is central in explaining why these countries perform badly in terms of socio-economic development. Transparency reform has recently been viewed as a key factor in addressing corruption and other resource-curse related problems. But what role does transparency actually play in tackling corruption in oil rich countries?

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