ERF takes on corruption

by Caroline Freund, posted in the World Bank MENA blog

Reducing corruption requires integrity and economic growth. This was the main message I took from the Economic Research Forum’s (ERF) annual conference in Cairo this week focused on eradicating corruption. More traditional calls for transparency and accountability, while still critical, were overshadowed by the recognition that incentives for corruption will persist unless people have a moral aversion to it and evidence that the only foolproof correlation with low corruption is high per capita income.

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