Keywords: Corruption – Economic causes – Anti-corruption measures – Donor
This review by the United Nations Development Program begins by isolating the underlying economic causes of corruption in industrial and developing countries. Next, the study assesses options for combating corruption. The concluding section, then, considers the role of the international lending and donor communities in supporting systemic reform and in assuring the integrity of the projects they finance. Other international efforts to combat corruption are also evaluated. The article is accompanied by several case studies.