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Afghanistan: Corruption as a driver of conflict

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Afghanistan faces major governance and corruption challenges that threaten the country’s state-building process and security, undermining the government’s legitimacy, stability and rule of law. The country suffers from serious organised crime, a weak public administration and financial management systems that are inadequate for dealing with the large amounts of international aid that flow into the country. Corruption permeates most government sectors and institutions, having a particular impact on the judiciary at the local and regional levels.

Afghanistan no longer appears to have a dedicated anti-corruption plan, and recent reforms have made insufficient progress in tackling the issue of corruption in the country.

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