Fighthing Corruption in Developing Countries. The Role of Leaders


 
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Fighthing Corruption in Developing Countries. The Role of Leaders
Emmanuel Reyme, Director, United States, Member
I am looking for ideas to start a study on how to "eliminate" corruption in developing countries. Actually, most developing countries depend on rich countries and international organizations to run their internal affairs. On a leadership standpoint, what could effective leaders do?
At a time rich countries start cutting their budget to overcome economic disasters, developing countries increase their expenses and their social projects. What could we do as leaders? I would like to have ideas from various sources across the world....Register
 

 
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