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This article was originally published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace:
A former U.S State Department official with a unique vantage point on global anti-corruption efforts wrote a visionary essay on what governments, civil society, and business can do to build upon current momentum. In her blog for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Abigail Bellows laid out a roadmap for consolidating efforts, breaking down silos, and generally streamlining work in the anti-corruption field. Her approach is grounded in optimism, as well as an intimate knowledge of the sphere’s many players and their capacities.
In 2018, public anger and legal action over corruption have toppled political leaders in Malaysia, Peru, Slovakia, South Africa, and other countries. This is an acceleration of a documented trend: more than 10 percent of nations around the world have experienced corruption-fueled political change in the last five years. And these cases of peaceful transition represent the best-case scenario; elsewhere, corruption has fueled terrorist recruitment and sparked violent insurgencies. Read More...