Globally, regionally and locally, the community is concerned with the costs of corruption in a society; therefore, the focus of this study will be the causes of and policies and regulations to best mitigate it.

The topic of corruption is embedded in other research topics related to good governance and sound economic policies.  Therefore, this topic will be addressed in the context of other research topics.  If, in those researches, the workgroups feel that Corruption should be treated as a fifth topic, the board will reconsider this topic’s position in the three year plan.

  • What causes corruption in a society and what policies and regulations best mitigate it?
  • Is corruption a result of restrictive governance structures and restrictive economic policy?
  • How do conflict of interest policies and affiliated structures affect corruption in government, in a society?

Codex Q1 + 3