Please provide an overview of corruption and anti-corruption efforts in Iraq.
Although Iraq's anti-corruption initiatives and framework have expanded since 2005, they still fail to provide a strong and comprehensive integrity system. Political interference in anti-corruption bodies and politicisation of corruption issues, weak civil society, insecurity, lack of resources and incomplete legal provisions severely limit the government’s capacity to efficiently curb soaring corruption. Ensuring the integrity of the management of Iraq’s massive and growing oil revenue will therefore be one of the country’s greatest challenges in the coming years.
Agator, M. Iraq: overview of corruption and anti-corruption. U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, CMI, Bergen, Norway (2013) 9 pp. [Expert Answer 374]