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FINAL REPORT - The Corruption-Security Nexus

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ESCTD 2016 Report [168 ESCTD 16 E rev. 1 fin] by Richard Benyon (United Kingdom)

The report broadly explores the many links between security and corruption. Both theory and practice have demonstrated the corrosive effect corruption has on the quality of governance, stability, and development. Moreover, corruption exacerbates poverty, hinders innovation, discourages investment and distorts market mechanisms. It is a critical source of fragility in many countries and can undermine both domestic comity and regional security. Intergovernmental organisations, civil society groups, as well as inter-parliamentary bodies have worked to develop mechanisms and practices to fight corruption, but more effort is needed. The report looks more closely into the specific problems corruption pose in several countries including Ukraine and Russia as well as in the broader MENA region.  In all three cases, corruption has been a major source of both domestic and international tensions and it complicates efforts to cope with these tensions.

 

DOWNLOAD THE REPORT HERE [168 ESCTD 16 E rev. 1 fin]

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