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Corruption and International Threats

Africa Center Director Kate Almquist-Knopf holds up Transparency International–UK's new manual on peacekeeping and corruption.ACSS hosted a public event on September 30, 2014, “Peacekeeping and Corruption: Taking Stock and Best Practices,” marking the release of Transparency International-UK’s handbook (Corruption Threats and International Missions: Practical Guidance for Leaders). The dialogue highlighted the undermining effect that corruption has on the effectiveness of peace support operations and the importance of making countering corruption an explicit feature of the mandates guiding international security interventions. The findings of the report and the practical lessons on how to counter corruption and maintain operational effectiveness are timely, not only for peacekeeping missions in Africa but for broader initiatives to strengthen peacekeeping capacity, security governance, and defense institution-building on the continent.

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