Corruption: causes, consequences and cures

Author(s) : Myint, U.

Organization : UNESCO

Imprint : 2016

Collation :

p. 33-58

Series : Asia-Pacific Development Journal, 7, 2

The paper stresses the need to keep the issue of corruption squarely in view of the development agenda. It discusses the causes and consequences of corruption, especially in the context of a least-developed country with considerable regulation and central division. Lack of transparency and consistency, as well as institutional weaknesses, such as in the legislative and judicial systems, provide fertile ground for growth rent seeking activities in such a country. In addition to the rise of an underground economy and the high social costs associated with corruption, its adverse consequences on income distribution, consumption patterns, investment, the government budget and on economic reforms are highlighted in the paper. The paper also touches upon the supply side of bribery and its international dimensions and presents some thoughts on how to address the corruption issue and to try and bring it under control.

  • Anti-corruption strategies, Judiciary, Legal framework, Corruption, Bribery, Economic and social development, Educational management, Finance, Budgets, Transparency