Working together to fight corruption : state, society and the private sector in partnership

by Robert Klitgaard, Heather Baser

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Corruption is not primarily a problem of bad people but of bad systems. And these systems can be fixed. A critical element in combatting corruption is to address underlying incentives. This chapter focuses primarily on how partnerships or coalitions among state, society and the private sector can help to control corruption. It presents case studies from four different jurisdictions--Hong Kong, Bolivia, Thailand and Malaysia--to illustrate strategies for combatting corruption, highlighting the benefits, pitfalls and obstacles encountered.

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Originally published in: Governance Innovations: Lessons from Experience, Building Government-Citizen-Business Partnerships, Suzanne Taschereau and Jose Edgardo L. Campos, eds., 1997, pp. 59-81.

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