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The Role of Parliaments in Curbing Corruption

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  • Rick Stapenhurst
  • Niall Johnston
  • Riccardo Pelizzo

Abstract

In most countries, Parliament has the constitutional mandate to both oversee government and to hold government to account; often, audit institutions, ombuds and anti-corruption agencies report to parliament, as a means of ensuring both their independence from government and reinforcing parliament's position at the apex of accountability institutions. At the same time, parliaments can also play a key role in promoting accountability, through constituency outreach, public hearings, and parliamentary commissions.

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  • Rick Stapenhurst & Niall Johnston & Riccardo Pelizzo, 2006. "The Role of Parliaments in Curbing Corruption," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 7106, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbpubs:7106
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