Briefing Paper

Corruption and the Extractive Industries in Africa Can Combatting Corruption Cure the Resource Curse?

“As this paper will argue, corruption in the extractive industries is open to differing
perspectives and isolating its significance is not straightforward. Moreover, despite a great deal of rhetoric in fighting corruption and achieving greater transparency in the extractive industries, there are profound political factors that undermine these efforts. These may explain why success in combating corruption appears to be modest, at best.”