The Effects of Corruption on Poverty in the Developing World, Case Studies: Kenya and Botswana
Justice, Skye S.
Washington and Lee University -- Capstone in Shepherd Poverty Program
Kenya Anti-Corruption Authority
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Skye S. Justice is a member of the Class of 2003 of Washington and Lee University.Capstone; [FULL-TEXT FREELY AVAILABLE ONLINE]The question for Africa's future is why certain nations have experienced so much success while others have failed. Many are still shackled by the economic suppression of their former masters and by the politics of the Cold War and present-day international aid and debt policies. But so many nations have defied these forces and progressed toward successful and truly independent governance. This holds true not only for Africa, but for the entire developing world.. This paper will examine one issue central to the fight for prosperity in the developing world: corruption. It will explore the role corruption plays in these nations, concentrating largely on the Sub-Saharan African examples of Kenya and Botswana. In Kenya, corruption is rife. In Botswana, it is almost non-existent. Why have these nations turned out so differently? [From Learning from these Stories]Skye S. Justice