Corruption—Is there a cure?

Protests Bucharest, Romania, 2017. Photo credit: Albert Dobrin Flickr.

Protests Bucharest, Romania, 2017. Photo credit: Albert Dobrin Flickr.

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Curbing corruption is not a quick-fix and there is no single universal cure for it. However, there is more hope than ever that the endemic spread of corruption can be contained and ultimately reduced, argues Adina Turk.

Read the full article published on Euractiv, which links recent anti-corruption protests in Romania to the Global State of Democracy findings on corruption around the world.  

About the Author

Chief of Staff to the Secretary-General
Adina Trunk

Adina Trunk is a close adviser to the Secretary-General on strategic and operational matters, and provides him with support in the implementation of his mandate. As the Chief of Staff, she coordinates and oversees the work carried out by the Secretary-General’s Office and liaises with directors and other senior management members to ensure fluid communication and information sharing between the different teams of the Institute. She is entrusted to provide input to strategic projects and maintain an ongoing engagement with external stakeholders such as Member States, the Institute's partners and donors. She supports the Secretary-General’s efforts to expand the Institute’s visibility and network and strengthen its relationships, including with current and future donors.