Effective anti-corruption will have important benefits in post-conflict countries

Effective anti-corruption will have important benefits in post-conflict countries

If corruption in post-conflict countries produces adverse consequences for political and socio-economic objectives, then effective anti-corruption will have important political and socioeconomic benefits Emil Bolongaita said in his position paper on Controlling Corruption in Post-Conflict Countries.

Countries whose dimensions of governance have improved have seen corresponding improvements in their quality of life – sustained growth, higher incomes, reduced poverty, and increased literacy the paper said.

Controlling corruption in post-conflict countries, the task is broadly three-fold. The first is to ensure that corruption is recognized as a serious risk to the efficiency and effectiveness of post-conflict policies and programs.

The second task is to develop the appropriate anticorruption measures that will make a meaningful impact. Not surprisingly, because corruption has not been identified as an issue in peace agreements, there are generally no anticorruption alternatives being proposed for consideration by post-conflict authorities.

The third task is to ensure that relevant anticorruption measures are decided upon and executed effectively. Practically all governments will say that they have an anticorruption policy; no government will be caught saying it has none.

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