THE CORRUPTION-POVERTY PARADOX IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Within low-performing and poor countries, corruption has less of a negative connotation. The reason lies behind the fact that in these nations, corruption acts as a solution to problems like a lack of security or access to basic services. With the addition of wealthy countries' complicity and multinational companies' apathy, the poorest continue to lose. In committee, delegates will propose solutions that aim to reverse this paradox.
PROMOTING GOOD GOVERNANCE THROUGH ANTI-CORRUPTION INITIATIVES IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
The annual publication of TI's global Corruption Perception Index rarely bodes well for Latin America and the Caribbean; all but six mainland Latin American countries have identified with the bottom half of the table this past year. A clear correlation lies between strong democratic governance and anti-corruption, a pattern worth examining in the region. This topic requires delegates to explore questions such as how existing anti-corruption initiatives can be improved by country leaders and what forms of impact heavy corruption has on the likelihood of a stable society, especially in relation to maintaining financial integrity and transparency.
This is a single delegation committee.