Three messages from the World Bank to tackle corruption in Latin America

An interview with World Development Report co-director Luis Felipe López Calva By Élida Bustos At a time when the sewage of corruption sweeps through the government of Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff, and in Argentina the dirty dishes from the previous administration fill pages and pages of newspapers, a group of economists from the World Bank is quietly working to systematize procedures to help reduce the bad habits of public administration. Leading the research is economist Luis Felipe López-Calva. When he speaks of fighting corruption,he always thinks in terms of “capacity building,” whether it be of officials or the State itself, but he never speaks of those who might be seated at the negotiating table to design policies and, at the same […]