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Revista Opera 2010, 10

Author: Ana Estefanía Carballo

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Revista Opera ISSN: 1657-8651 opera@uexternado.edu.co Universidad Externado de Colombia Colombia Carballo, Ana Estefanía Poverty and Corruption in Latin America: Challenges for a sustainable development strategy Revista Opera, núm.
10, 2010, pp.
41-65 Universidad Externado de Colombia Bogotá, Colombia Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=67522631004 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative OPERA, No 10 41 Poverty and Corruption in Latin America: Challenges for a sustainable development strategy Pobreza y Corrupción en América Latina: Desafíos para una estrategia de desarrollo sostenible Ana Estefanía Carballo* I.
Do institutions matter for development? “Corruption hurts the poor disproportionately-by diverting funds intended for development, undermining a government’s ability to provide basic services, feeding inequality and injustice, and discouraging foreign investment and aid.” Kofi Annan, conference for the United Nations Convention against Corruption in 2003 1.
It’s politics, stupid In 1992, Bill Clinton used a powerful motto for his presidential campaign, in opposition to his rival George H.
W.
Bush.
It’s the economy, stupid, turned out to be a catchy political phrase used to remind voters of the importance of bringing more attention from the government to the economy of the United States.
Paraphrasing this motto, the title of this section aims to draw attention to the perspective of many economists who argue that focusing on the economy alone does not necessarily ensure sustained development. Politics do matter for development.
And especially corruption, an issue inherently involved in politics all over the world. In the quest for economic development, political scientists, deve...





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