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Combating corruption in Rwanda: lessons for policy makers

Combating corruption in Rwanda: lessons for policy makers PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to evaluate the Rwandan government’s anti-corruption strategy and identify lessons for policymakers in other countries.Design/methodology/approachThis paper relies on materials obtained from the Rwandan government, from websites, research reports, press articles and publications as well as interviews with scholars, with Rwandan government officials, and the staff of non-governmental organizations.FindingsThe Rwandan government formulates and implements its anti-corruption efforts via donors’ governance support and homegrown initiatives. Corruption has been minimized by eradicating opportunities for misconduct and by focusing on governance reforms and maintaining a zero-tolerance policy against corruption. Political will and strong leadership, the active role played by the anti-corruption agency, and effective governance reform have made Rwanda’s anti-corruption activities successful.Originality/valueThis paper is a scholarly examination of the Rwandan government’s anti-corruption strategy. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Education and Development Studies Emerald Publishing

Combating corruption in Rwanda: lessons for policy makers

Asian Education and Development Studies , Volume 6 (3): 14 – Jul 10, 2017

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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2046-3162
DOI
10.1108/AEDS-03-2017-0028
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PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to evaluate the Rwandan government’s anti-corruption strategy and identify lessons for policymakers in other countries.Design/methodology/approachThis paper relies on materials obtained from the Rwandan government, from websites, research reports, press articles and publications as well as interviews with scholars, with Rwandan government officials, and the staff of non-governmental organizations.FindingsThe Rwandan government formulates and implements its anti-corruption efforts via donors’ governance support and homegrown initiatives. Corruption has been minimized by eradicating opportunities for misconduct and by focusing on governance reforms and maintaining a zero-tolerance policy against corruption. Political will and strong leadership, the active role played by the anti-corruption agency, and effective governance reform have made Rwanda’s anti-corruption activities successful.Originality/valueThis paper is a scholarly examination of the Rwandan government’s anti-corruption strategy.

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Asian Education and Development StudiesEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 10, 2017

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