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Combating Corruption: Look Before You Leap

Shah, Anwar and Mark Schacter. 2004. Combating Corruption: Look Before You Leap. Finance and Development. Washington, D.C.: IMF  


This article argues that the lack of significant progress can be attributed to the fact that many programs are simply folk remedies or one-size-fits-all approaches and offer little chance of success. For programs to work, they must identify the type of corruption they are targeting and tackle the underlying, country-specific causes, or “drivers,” of dysfunctional governance.



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