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Why corruption matters: understanding causes, effects and how to address them

“The Evidence Paper aims to address the following question: “What are the conditions that facilitate corruption, what are its costs and what are the most effective ways to combat it?”


Specifically, it asks:

1. Under what political, social and economic conditions is corruption likely to thrive?

2. What are the costs of corruption to the poor and to the state?

a. Financial costs;

b. Non-financial effects/impact;

3. What anti-corruption interventions are effective and why?” (p.8)