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Curbing corruption: toward a model for building national integrity

By: Economic Development Institute of The World Bank.
Contributor(s): Stapenhurst, Rick [Editor].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: EDI Development Studies. Publisher: Washington, D.C. The World Bank 1999Description: x, 254 p.ISBN: 9780821342572.Subject(s): Political corruption | Political corruption - Case studies | Political corruption - Africa | Sub-Saharan - Case studiesDDC classification: 324.27 Summary: After years of being treated as a taboo subject, the issue of corruption has begun to attract serious attention from the aid donor community. Corruption is, in its simplest terms, the abuse of power most often for personal gain or for the benefit of a group to which one owes allegiance. This book achieves a balance between a theoretical and a practical discussion of corruption and its causes and remedies. It explores the interaction between corruption and economic performance. While the economic costs of corruption are difficult to measure, some studies suggest that its costs would include: - An additional 3-10 percent increase for the price of a given transaction to speed up the delivery of a government service. - Inflated prices for goods by as much as 15-20 percent. - Diverted tax revenues that can cost the government as much as 50 percent of its tax revenues. (https://www.amazon.in/Curbing-Corruption-Building-Integrity-Development/dp/0821342576/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1533098323&sr=1-1&keywords=9780821342572)
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After years of being treated as a taboo subject, the issue of corruption has begun to attract serious attention from the aid donor community. Corruption is, in its simplest terms, the abuse of power most often for personal gain or for the benefit of a group to which one owes allegiance. This book achieves a balance between a theoretical and a practical discussion of corruption and its causes and remedies. It explores the interaction between corruption and economic performance. While the economic costs of corruption are difficult to measure, some studies suggest that its costs would include: - An additional 3-10 percent increase for the price of a given transaction to speed up the delivery of a government service. - Inflated prices for goods by as much as 15-20 percent. - Diverted tax revenues that can cost the government as much as 50 percent of its tax revenues.

(https://www.amazon.in/Curbing-Corruption-Building-Integrity-Development/dp/0821342576/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1533098323&sr=1-1&keywords=9780821342572)

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