International Drivers of Corruption

Some global mechanisms allow corruption to be a profitable crime. Find out how to deal with the negative impact this brings to developing countries.

Globalisation has been beneficial in many ways. However, the structures that facilitate legitimate businesses and international financial transactions are also used for illicit purposes: laundering proceeds of corruption, generating illicit flows out of development countries, paying bribes or evading taxes. These mechanisms create incentives for corrupt behavior in developing and developed countries and need solutions at local and international levels.

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Illicit financial flows and their impacts on development

Lecture by Raymond Baker from Global Financial Integrity (1 Oct 2010)
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Author: Susan Rose-Ackerman, Paul D. Carrington (Eds)
Release date: July 2013

Anti-Corruption Policy: Can International Actors Play a Constructive Role?

This edited volume argues that the most effective ways for international actors to limit corruption are not always obvious. Limiting corruption is a means to an end. But the ends of reformers (from addressing economic stagnation to tackling persistent poverty) are not always explicit. International institutions face a related set of issues: how to determine the underlying policy problem, understanding how corruption can exacerbate it, seeking policy levers that might limit the impact of corruption, and identifying appropriate routes for international influence. 

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Author: Global Witness
Release date: May 2013

Anonymous Companies

How hidden company ownership is a major barrier in the fight against poverty and what to do about it.


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