Posts tagged as: Corruption Series

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    Four approaches to unleashing Pakistan’s growth

    A recent seminar in Islamabad titled “Creating Capabilities for Growth”, organised by the International Growth Centre (IGC) and the Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR), presented IGC-funded studies to an audience of academics, policymakers, development professionals, politicians and business leaders and fostered discussions to connect research to...

    9 Jan 2017 | Shehryar Nabi

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    How not to control corruption, Pakistani style

    Pakistan has struggled with high levels of corruption since independence and efforts by consecutive governments have done little to curb it. Feisal Khan writes that although tackling the problem is not an impossible task, no Pakistani government has ever had the political will to enforce long-lasting solutions. This post forms part of our cross-blog Anti-Corruption...

    3 Jun 2016 | Feisal Khan

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    I paid a bribe: Using technology to fight corruption in India harnesses the collective energy of Indian citizens against corruption by enabling them to report anonymously on the nature, number, pattern, types, location, frequency and values of demands for bribes. Venkatesh Kannaiah discusses the I Paid A Bribe initiative and the value of technology in tackling corruption, not just in India but globally. This post...

    18 May 2016 | Venkatesh Kannaiah

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    Digital Bangladesh: Impact of electronic government procurement

    Corruption in procurement practices of developing country governments remains a significant source of waste and expenditure. In Bangladesh, the introduction of an electronic procurement system could significantly raise the quality and competitiveness of bidding for public project contracts with implications for future investment and growth in Bangladesh. The...

    12 May 2016 | Farria Naeem

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    Do women in power have an impact on corruption?

    Whether women are inherently less corrupt than men remains open to debate, but studies suggest that women in positions of power can reduce corruption. Several studies in social and behavioural sciences have found that women behave differently than men in many walks of life. For instance, research in psychology reports substantial gender differences in moral and helping...

    21 Jan 2015 | Chandan Jha, Sudipta Sarangi

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    Bureaucracy intermediaries, corruption and red tape

    Third-party intermediaries that help individuals and firms navigate government bureaucracy are common in developing countries. Although such intermediaries are often, anecdotally, linked with corruption, research suggests that, in some cases, intermediaries actually help improve access to the bureaucracy. Intermediaries that assist individuals and firms with government...

    7 Jan 2015 | Anders Fredriksson

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    Getting the 'sand' out of Africa's food system

    African agriculture receives considerable attention from the international donor community yet few of these initiatives pay attention to the price farmers receive for their product. If we want to increase productivity in the agricultural sector then it is time to look beyond farming to other constraints hindering the industry’s development

    28 Nov 2014 | Daniel Bromley

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    Doing business with corruption

    When we think about trade barriers hindering developing countries, we often think of tariffs and regulations. However, IGC research suggests another hidden cost, corruption at border posts, plays a significant but underappreciated role in hindering trade and development.

    25 Nov 2014 | Sandra Sequeira

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    Can social media and the internet reduce corruption?

    India has been mired in corruption for decades. The extensive use of social media has been arguably the single biggest factor in the success of the country’s anti-corruption movement in recent years In August 2010, a non-profit organisation called Janaagraha launched a website where people are encouraged to share their encounters with corrupt...

    21 Oct 2014 | Chandan Jha

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    Does political reservation for women improve programme delivery?

    This column outlines results of a study that assesses the impact of women leaders on corruption and other aspects of the quality of delivery of MNREGA. It argues that administrative experience, training and institutional support are essential for making women’s political participation and affirmative action policies more effective. Political reservations for women create...

    17 Jan 2013 | Farzana Afridi