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. 

Authors

Robert Hunja

Director, Public Integrity and Openness

JKar
February 28, 2021

Control the money and you control the people.
If you really wanted to fight corruption, you would cut off the head of the snake (the banking system). And give to power and control back to the people and not leave it in the hands of greedy corrupt bankers and politicians.

Gregory Tush
May 03, 2022

Granted, you make a valid point there.
But wouldn't controlling the money make you as corrupt as the people you're trying to stop?
How do we know that we won't just give in to our greedy urges?

Tony Owino
February 25, 2021

Wow,nice study,I believe if we can embrace effective administration in public offices we would have encouraged transparency hence it becomes one way to curb corruption.

Adarsh Jha
February 26, 2021

By implementing it through anti corruption campaign, nd it must be changed through effective measures of institute.

Fatumata Mk fofana
March 04, 2021

Yeah

Jeanne Terry
March 16, 2021

Want you to help talk about corruption in Papua New Guinea.

Tessy
March 24, 2021

The only way to fight corruption is by punishing the offenders with more pain than the gain she or he got on that act

Husain Haliyah
April 14, 2021

This is one of the best ways to curb corruption in Nigeria ???????

Omojoye oluwayomi
April 19, 2021

What can be done? So that corruption will be fully eradicated in our society.

Marshal paswan
December 13, 2021

We should be also there for proper salary

Maxwell Kunda
May 04, 2021

Agreed

Tusiime Safura
May 14, 2021

Thanks for the update

Ysaiah Marianne Wenz E. Fernandez
May 14, 2021

I agree with this this is very nice advice.

Gasta Kakaire
May 14, 2021

Corruption in some instances has sadly reached "acceptable" levels with citizens seemingly being OK with some forms. For instance where people are so desperate for services they may beg to bribe say a health worker to save a loved one. The bribe could be what stands between one's life and death. Those who benefit from these bribes will deliberately breakdown the system to their benefit. A situation of limited service provision by governments especially in LDCs could cause this.

There is a great need to educate people about the devastating effects of corruption - and this should be done early in schools and communities. People think corruption is a lifestyle.

Nagawwa Patrice
May 14, 2021

Okay

Thabang
May 26, 2021

Ok

SARATH
June 15, 2021

I think the corruption is demotivate all over the sides of society. The public means ultimate benefisheries should get the information like how the programe/ project/ money is go on. Means the complete picture to communicate to them.. simply the relevent informations are transpiratly pass those who relate it

Glenna Davis
June 28, 2021

That sounds good but is talk, does nothing for the individual going through corruption's hardships. My experience was there is no recourse, no advocate, nothing I could do & no one who cared dispite all research & dozens contacted. What I read as procedural rule & law meant nothing & was ran however court chose by deciding factor of who paid them off. Political meaningless sweet talk void of reality is my opinion of this article.

Raji quawiyah damilola
August 03, 2021

To fight corruption is just by one stand

prikshaya
August 17, 2021

i really like it. this is very useful for me

Vanessa Sanchez
August 30, 2021

I believe education is important to end corruption. To show the do's and dont's and what options are for those who are unclear on how things should be done to prevent corruption.

Hailey Howes
August 30, 2021

Corruption has been an issue throughout many generations, however that doesn't mean that it can't be changed. Through advancements in technology we can keep people informed of corruption, since education is powerful. Not only that, we can create policies and departments that's main function is to protect both government, state, and locals from corruption in its many forms.

Jaren Phillips
August 30, 2021

I feel we can avoid corruption in any aspect by just being honest up front and don't try and hide anything that would cause a problem or would seem important to mention.

Convenience Samuel
October 05, 2021

Nice one

Tibebu Mengesha Tessema
December 01, 2021

Job Place salary must be equivalent to the responsibility and accountability expected from that job position

Sudhakar
October 13, 2021

True

David Housholder
December 01, 2021

Avoiding corruption was a major theme of the teaching of the prophets from the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. LINK: https://youtu.be/RSk0X6wHn1Y

Archie whern
December 01, 2021

Hope to get great response.

Kwikiriza
December 01, 2021

Corruption is practiced right away from villages, so for it to faugt against each level of the government, village/cell level, subcounty, up to the higher level of the government should be with an ant-corruption unit or team

Namanya David
November 12, 2021

Joining hards

Namanya David
November 12, 2021

We should work together to fight the pandemic of corruption

Aaaaa
December 01, 2021

I want to write a speech on the topic
Merit defeat corruption
will you help me please

Kabir Abdullahi
November 16, 2021

Corruption is deadly weapon to destroy the socaity

Gwunmijaan
December 01, 2021

I am grateful with this solutions that you all contribute and give it to me without any bill.

vatiseva Duitagi Biutoga
December 09, 2021

fight against corruption

Ephraim wasike malemo
January 24, 2022

Am interested to be part of this organization and learn more ?

Jaymes Stuart
January 24, 2022

One way we could get rid of corruption in societies is by educating people on the fact the corruption is a very real thing and that it happens more often than we would like to believe. Many people live their oblivious to all the corruptions and flaws in our government. Having things not work how they are supposed to negatively affects people in the nation. For example in the justice system many times people are bribed into not having a person convicted and this negatively affects us and the people involved in the case directly because they see a person who they know was guilty can get away with anything and people loose faith in the system.

ujjwal kheria
January 25, 2022

Dear sir,
I have been working from past 18 years almost, the nature of work involves govt officials of smaller to top most level in my country, i am seeing corruption from the very beginning, but the modern form of corruption has the basic of old school but its application is very lethal/dynamic , which makes it untraceable & almost next to defect, mostly its makes it more viral for fair people into corrupt with higher rates of transmission, which needs to be stopped or controlled else the days are not so far when we all be doomed to stay within it.

Regards
Ujjwal Kheria

Hauwa yahaya
February 04, 2022

Thank you so much

Neil Nyirongo
February 04, 2022

Reward performance, conversely.

Anonymous
March 03, 2022

Government corruption is one of the most dangerous issues in our world today! It lead to World War 2! Stupid Hitler! Anyway, ever since I was 5, I was warry about this problem and found why it made out the negative part of our world, and I don't want that for anyone! Not even the worst person in the world! No one deserves it, and no one needs it.

Kamran Bakr
March 16, 2022

The blog and subsequent comments focuses on the demand side of corruption i.e the Public Sector. Unfortunately, I did not see much focus on the supply side i.e. the shameless greed of the Private Sector, who will pay to get or hide their illicit gains. This is a far more easier side to tackle and in my opinion a low-hanging fruit ! Would be great if people who have dealt with this aspect contacts me so that we could work together.

Melissa Moua
April 05, 2022

I think that there always going to be corruption regardless if we want to make changes or not because people are selfish and are filled with greed. They can choose to do what's right and love others and help but then not everyone will lend a hand. There are ways to prevent corruption, we can start with us here in Fresno and clovis first. We just need people who are willing. We can have a more strict system to vote so there's no buying votes. Judicial system can be more careful about bribing judges. With law enforcement and schools, we just all need to have a voice, stand and come together.

Melissa Moua
March 21, 2022

I think that there always going to be corruption regardless if we want to make changes or not because people are selfish and are filled with greed. They can choose to do what's right and love others and help but then not everyone will lend a hand. There are ways to prevent corruption, we can start with us here in Fresno and clovis first. We just need people who are willing. We can have a more strict system to vote so there's no buying votes. Judicial system can be more careful about bribing judges. With law enforcement and schools, we just all need to have a voice, stand and come together.

hayshaat
April 05, 2022

comprise activities that oppose or inhibit corruption. Just as corruption takes many forms, anti-corruption efforts vary in scope and in strategy. A general distinction between preventive and reactive measures is sometimes drawn.

Nafula Clare
April 05, 2022

It's good to figure out how corruption is bad to countries

Kombozi Ismail
May 03, 2022

To effectively fight corruption the affected societies should only not talk the ways of fighting it but rather walk the works to not only fight it in the short run but to end it in the longrun. I am not corrupt but we are corrupt and we may never be corrupt if only we collectively responded to fight the fight against corruption from within not without. No is enough to say it because yes is what we can do to stop it.

Bonolo koto
May 03, 2022

In order to stop this we must know the secret of government..

Gregory Tush
May 03, 2022

I believe that the best way to fight back against corruption is to take it out at the source, that way it won't cause any more problems for honest, hard-working people, and it would greatly reduce crime as well.