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. Of course, the converse of corruption is Integrity. As a part of the research, the importance of integrity frameworks will be examined and introduced as the pathway to mitigation of corruption.
The topics of integrity and corruption are embedded in other research topics related to good governance and sound economic policies. Therefore, this topics 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?
- What is an integrity framework and how is it created, supported and integrated across society? What conditions need to be in place for the community to demand integrity?