The State Of Anti-Corruption: Assessing Government Action In The Americas

April 26th, 2009

A study on the implementation of the Summit of Americas‘ mandates

The fight against corruption is of vital importance for “securing our citizens’ future by promoting human prosperity, energy security and environmental sustainability”, theme of the V Summit of the Americas. Corruption has been described as one of the greatest problems of our time, since it undermines political institutions, contributes to social exclusion, hinders sustainable economic development, has a negative effect on the efficiency of public administration –as it implies the loss or poor allocation of resources- and has devastating consequences for the more vulnerable sectors of our societies.

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