Rapid Research Report Intangible Drivers of Systemic Corruption in Afghanistan

This research was undertaken to establish the degree to which conflict-induced trauma acts as a driver of corruption in various facets of life in Afghanistan. … Combating systemic corruption requires citizens viewing corruption as being against the greater good for themselves and others, morally unacceptable based on religious and other altruistic values, and legally punishable. In addition, individual citizens objecting to extortion by the officials and the powerful need to be protected. … While the anti-corruption approaches highlighted above will require substantial resources and time, there are a number of intermediate actions that could be taken by various actors.

Research Fields:   Governance, Political Economy