Getting Smart and Scaling Up. Responding to the Impact of Organized Crime on Governance in Developing Countries

Abstract

This report presents an overview of the research team’s findings on the impact of organized crime on governance in developing countries, and is divided into four parts: Section I presents the main Policy Summary. Section II presents the main findings and lays out five areas for targeted action as the basis of an ‘organized crime-sensitive’ programming framework. Section III provides donors with options for assessing when to engage on organized crime-related issues and, depending on the nature of relations between organized crime and political and governance institutions, an analysis framework to help determine what specifically within the five areas of action to focus on. The final section provides concluding remarks and a suggested programming framework, combining elements of sections II and III.

Annexes to the main report detail case studies and desk studies on Nepal, Ghana, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Guyana and Jamaica. See separate output records under this project for the studies.

Citation

Kavanagh, C.; Aning, K.; Felbab-Brown, V.; Cockayne, J.; Arias, E.D.; Goredema, C.; Kwarkye, S.B.; Pokoo, J.; Walker, S. Getting Smart and Scaling Up. Responding to the Impact of Organized Crime on Governancein Developing Countries. Center on International Cooperation, New York University, New York, USA (2013) 53 pp.

Getting Smart and Scaling Up. Responding to the Impact of Organized Crime on Governance in Developing Countries

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