Working Paper, NUPI

The Challenge of Poor Governance and Corruption

Published: 28 Jun 2016

The paper is the author’s so-called ‘Opponent paper « to Susan Rose- Ackerman’s proposals for good governance and anti-corruption poli-cies at the Copenhagen Consensus 2004 meeting 24–28 May. There the most promising anti-corruption policies had to compete with other best poli-cies at other fields such as fight against AIDS, malaria, hunger prevention, and so on. He argues that while corruption and governance problems are important and may prevent any other kind of policy to succeed, no really effective anti-corruption policy has so far been proposed, and if it was, we wouldn’t know that it did. Hence, it would be unreasonable to make a strong claim for anti-corruption projects against their competitors.