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Helping Countries Combat Corruption : The Role of the World Bank (English)

This report provides a framework within which the World Bank can approach corruption at four levels: 1) preventing fraud and corruption within Bank-financed projects; 2) helping countries that request Bank support in their efforts to reduce corruption; 3) taking corruption more explicitly into account in country assistance strategies, country lending considerations, the policy dialogue, analytical work, and the choice and design of projects; and 4) adding voice and support to international efforts to reduce corruption. Each level is linked with the others. The measures that the Bank can take to help countries tackle corruption include: helping countries design and implement anticorruption strategies; paying more attention to corruption when designing and assessing economic reforms; putting additional emphasis on strengthening public sector management and governance; ensuring that the projects and operational procedures set an example of best practice; raising the impact of corruption in its dialogue with borrowers; addressing corruption more explicitly in country assistance strategies and project designs; building knowledge; filling critical skill gaps; building working relationships with partners; and becoming an active partner in multilateral efforts to control corruption and reduce transnational bribery.




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Helping Countries Combat Corruption : The Role of the World Bank (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.