Corruption: the issues

Author(s) : Goudie, Andrew W.; Stasavage, David

Organization : OECD. Development Centre

Imprint : Paris, OECD, 1997

Collation : 53 p.

Series : Development Centre Working Papers, 122

This paper sets out a framework within which the problem of corruption may be analysed in any specific country. Firstly, it considers the investigation of the determinants of corruption, emphasising the environment in which corruption evolves - and the manner in which the different parties to corruption interact and organise themselves in conducting these activities. Secondly, the paper focuses on the importance of corruption for economic development by considering the different forms of corruption and the characteristics of these forms that are most critical for economic activity. Finally, the paper reviews the empirical work that has been undertaken to date in this field, and emphasises how little such study has currently been pursued, particularly in the African context and at the country specific level.

  • Accountability, Anti-corruption strategies, Monitoring / control, Corruption, Economic and social development, Governance, International conventions, Public sector, Transparency
  • Africa