Corruption, Politics and Development

The Role of the World Bank

  • Heather Marquette

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Heather Marquette
    Pages 1-14
  3. Heather Marquette
    Pages 79-121
  4. Heather Marquette
    Pages 155-163
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 164-261

About this book


In 1997, the World Bank announced a strategy to help its borrowers combat corruption, despite earlier claims that work of this kin violated the Bank's non-political mandate. Despite many attempts to reshape corruption as an economic issue rather than a political one, the non-political mandate has never been satisfactorily addressed. Heather Marquette argues that the Bank should focus in its strengths and avoid the more controversial components of its anti-corruption programme, which threaten its credibility.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Heather Marquette
    • 1
  1. 1.International Development DepartmentUniversity of BirminghamUK

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