The World Bank and International Monetary Fund, currently holding their Spring meetings in Washington, cite corruption as a top challenge to promoting inclusive economic growth and ending extreme poverty. However, studies indicate that many anti-corruption interventions fail to have a significant impact. So what anti-corruption approaches are really working?
CIPE talks with one of the world’s leading academic voices on the subject, Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Democracy Studies Professor at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. She shares the results of ground-breaking research based on numerous country case studies, which point to the private sector as a vital element of sustainable improvement in corruption levels. Ken Jaques and Frank Brown host this special Democracy that Delivers podcast, which is part of an ongoing series organized by CIPE’s Anti-Corruption & Governance Center.
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