Corruption is the cause and core of many human rights violations. Among countries, there is a generalised trend of systemic corruption coexisting with an institutionalised failure to respect human rights.
This self learning course aims to enable citizens and institutions to carry out a Citizens Report Card (CRC). The CRC methodology involves collecting and using feedback on public services to help make improvements in service delivery.
Market reforms have had a mixed record at promoting growth, increasing productivity and alleviating poverty in developing countries across the world: from considerable success in some parts of East Asia, Latin America and Central Europe to disappointment in parts of Africa and the former Soviet U
Government intervention to correct market failures is often accompanied by government failures and corruption. This is no more evident than in social sectors that are characterised by significant market failures and government intervention.
Government should promote sustainable human development in ways that reduce disparities in income, well-being, education and opportunity among all people today - while keeping the best interests of future generations in minds.
UNDP. Management Development and Governance Division, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support
New York (USA), UNDP, 1997
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