Gerhard Anders and Matthew T. Page comment on anti-corruption efforts

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Blog post for The FCPA Blog.

At Global Integrity, we’re taking a close look at huge corruption scandals in three countries and the law enforcement practices used against the high-level graft. We want to know whether innovation diminishes the effectiveness of anti-corruption efforts in the three countries — or instead is helping redefine the local definition of effectiveness.

The scandals we’re studying — in Nigeria, Malawi, and Tanzania — are shocking in scope and scale and have strained the capacity and tested the integrity of anti-corruption agencies. The scandals also have exposed gaps in conventional narratives surrounding these countries’ corruption investigations and prosecutions that paint them as anemic, hamfisted, and easily politicized.

Period18 Sep 2019

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  • TitleDoes innovative enforcement help or hurt anti-corruption efforts?
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletFCPA Blog: News and commentary about white-collar crime, enforcement, and compliance
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date18/09/19
    DescriptionAt Global Integrity, we’re taking a close look at huge corruption scandals in three countries and the law enforcement practices used against the high-level graft. We want to know whether innovation diminishes the effectiveness of anti-corruption efforts in the three countries — or instead is helping redefine the local definition of effectiveness.

    The scandals we’re studying — in Nigeria, Malawi, and Tanzania — are shocking in scope and scale and have strained the capacity and tested the integrity of anti-corruption agencies. The scandals also have exposed gaps in conventional narratives surrounding these countries’ corruption investigations and prosecutions that paint them as anemic, hamfisted, and easily politicized.

    Our initial research findings from all three countries suggest that law enforcement practices targeting high-level corruption are more nuanced and complex than previous studies suggest.
    Producer/AuthorGerhard Anders and Matthew Page
    PersonsGerhard Anders, Matthew Page

Keywords

  • Corrption
  • Africa
  • Law enforcement