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The World Bank’s fight against corruption: 'See nothing, hear nothing, say nothing'

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The paper examines the World Bank’s anti-corruption agenda, and the limits in fighting corruption. The author identifies two main critiques of the World Bank’s anti-corruption agenda: the limitations present within the organization of the World Bank, and the reforms that the World Bank recommends. The author argues that the World Bank is itself an apolitical organization that continues to ignore the role it has played, and continues to play in perpetuating corruption. Additionally, the World Bank’s strategies of privatization, empowering civil society and good governance attest to the bank’s neo-liberal agenda rather than an agenda geared towards the fight against corruption. The author examines the cases of Uganda, Nigeria and Mozambique in the analysis.

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Hydra: Interdisciplinary Journal of the Social