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How to reduce levels of corruption at country level: Lessons learned

Modern examples of countries that have succeeded in reducing corruption are few and disputed. Botswana, Estonia and South Korea are often mentioned as good performers, especially in their regional context. Such examples confirm that political leadership and a commitment to fight corruption at the highest levels appear to be a pre-requisite to achieve reducing corruption. But pressure from civil society and citizens on political leaders can be a major driver to generate political will to address corruption, as was demonstrated in South Korea.

24 November 2015
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Terracol, M.; (2015) How to reduce levels of corruption at country level: Lessons learned. Bergen: U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Helpdesk Answer )

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Marie Terracol


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