NED Supports Anti-Corruption Efforts

International Anti-Corruption Day is observed by the international community every year on December 9. Corruption is a pervasive, corrosive problem in many countries that undermines public confidence in government institutions, threatens human rights protections, and destabilizes individual countries, regions and the international order. The National Endowment for Democracy supports the work of many courageous groups and individuals who have fought to expose corruption at the highest levels, in turn risking their careers, their freedom, and their very lives.

 

Corruption in Nigeria

In his presentation, Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow Oludotun Babayemi examined how the structure of Nigeria’s political institutions perpetuate corrupt practices. He also offered recommendations on how both domestic organizations and international funders can tackle corruption, including the use of citizen-led initiatives such as Follow the Money.

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Q&A With Judge Mark Wolf on Kleptocracy and the International Anti-Corruption Court

Melissa Aten, of the International Forum for Democratic Studies, spoke with Judge Mark L. Wolf about the creation of an International Anti-Corruption Court as a mechanism to combat transnational kleptocracy.

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#NEDEvents: Corruption in Central America

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