Countering Corruption Through U.S. Foreign Assistance [May 27, 2020]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Summary: "Foreign corruption has been a growing U.S. foreign policy concern in recent decades and is viewed as intersecting with a variety of issues that are of congressional interest, including promoting democracy and human rights, deterring transnational crime and terrorism, and advancing economic development. This report focuses on one tool that the United States uses to combat corruption: foreign assistance. As a component of U.S. efforts to foster transparent and accountable governance overseas, the United States seeks to utilize foreign assistance to address corruption both within target countries and transnationally. Congress has expressed particular interest in these issues as the United States reflects on the arguable role of corruption in undermining U.S. efforts to rebuild Afghanistan, and as corruption continues to afflict major U.S. aid recipients, such as Ukraine and Haiti. Several bills proposed in the 116th Congress articulate the interests of Members in corruption issues related to foreign assistance, such as preventing the corrupt misappropriation of aid, ensuring greater coordination of good governance and anticorruption assistance, combating corruption in particular countries, and broader anti-corruption foreign policy issues."

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CRS Report for Congress, R46373
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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