Here are 10 ways to fight corruption


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1. Corruption is not only about bribes: People especially the poor get hurt when resources are wasted. That’s why it is so important to understand the different kinds of corruption to develop smart responses. 
2. Power of the people: Create pathways that give citizens relevant tools to engage and participate in their governments – identify priorities,  problems and find solutions.
3. Cut the red tape: Bring together formal and informal processes (this means working with the government as well as  non-governmental groups) to change behavior and monitor progress.

4. It’s not 1999: Use the power of technology to build dynamic and continuous exchanges between key stakeholders: government, citizens, business, civil society groups, media, academia etc.
5. Deliver the goods: Invest in institutions and policy – sustainable improvement in how a government delivers services is only possible if the people in these institutions endorse sensible rules and practices that allow for change while making the best use of tested traditions and legacies – imported models often do not work.
6. Get incentives right: Align anti-corruption measures with market, behavioral, and social forces. Adopting integrity standards is a smart business decision, especially for companies interested in doing business with the World Bank Group and other development partners.
7. Sanctions matter: Punishing corruption is a vital component of any effective anti-corruption effort.
8. Act globally and locally: Keep citizens engaged on corruption at local, national, international and global levels – in line with the scale and scope of corruption. Make use of the architecture that has been developed and the platforms that exist for engagement.
9. Build capacity for those who need it most: Countries that  suffer from chronic fragility, conflict and violence– are often the ones that have the fewest internal resources to combat corruption. Identify ways to leverage international resources to support and sustain good governance.
10. Learn by doing: Any good  strategy must be continually monitored  and evaluated to make sure it can be easily adapted as  situations on the ground change.

What are other ways we could fight corruption? Tell us in the comments. 


Robert Hunja

Director, Public Integrity and Openness

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July 23, 2018

everybody describes and gives different statesments about weed out corruption from the country but no body takes any risk to eradicate corruption in the real sense although the roots of corruption are deep but no body on their own behalf want to become honest and for the sake of country corruption is at even every extent even public leaders dont understand the real meaning of fair and free polling they get afraid about there vote bank to become corrupt from religious point of view too nt good people of country are puppets in the hands of other countries they dont want to weed out corruption from country and seeking for other countries peoplle know that the roots of corruption are deep but dont know how untill we will nt come out from the grip of corruption there would be no development peace and prosperity people would suffer greed is curse people dont get afraid from rules and regulations although there are different types of rules to eradicate corruption government did nt take stringent action towards corrupt people may be there is agreement with other countries about not to weed out corruption from country there companies agencies are looting country by different ways and making hollow to the country there is no place for common man they are suffering no body want to do there work intentionally as well as honestly those who are doing honestly and intentionally are deprived by public to maintain the vote bank of corrupt people they are nt rewarded they dont get afraid from god that in the yumraj court we would be put into swarg narke according to our deeds there would be no approach and buttering etc they came in this world to loot the money of poor and innocent public by all means education is to be sold by corrupt people nothing is pure different policies would have implemented for example demonatization but in vain people are seeking to implement new techniques to weed out corruption

August 24, 2018


September 24, 2018

How about paying a fair wage? Both the public and private sectors ought to pay fair wages to avoid its people finding ways to cut corners to make ends meet.

Mohamed chogé Demblélé
November 23, 2018

La corruption est la pire ennemi du développement ,de touts les actions contre la pauvreté et la famine .Longtemps encré dans les habitudes surtout dans les pays en voie de développement le combat sera très longue mais ensemble avec des partenaires comme la Banque mondial et alliées nous vaincrons .Stop a la corruption.

Bakhtyar Talash
December 26, 2018

i am currently working on a paper five+two rules to fight corruption, these includes;
1. Resist while fighting corruption
2. Put yourself in situation of victim of corruption
3. Establish Networks to fight Corruption
4. Compare your fight with the results of yesterday not with other countries
5. Set your self with perfect order before you criticizes others
6. Fight corruption or at least do not be corrupt
7. Educate your self and others through critical thinking
Each of these rules have clear definitions and sub topics.
Kind Regards,
Talash Bakhtyar