Handbook on the Geographies of Corruption
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Handbook on the Geographies of Corruption

Edited by Barney Warf

The Handbook on the Geographies of Corruption offers a comprehensive overview of how corruption varies across the globe. It explores the immense range of corruption among countries, and how this reflects levels of wealth, the centralization of power, colonial legacies, and different national cultures. Barney Warf presents an original and interdisciplinary collection of chapters from established researchers and leading academics that examine corruption from a spatial perspective.
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Chapter 18: Corruption in Bangladesh: insights from the financial sector

Mohammad Nurunnabi

Abstract

Corruption is one of the major obstacles to economic development in Bangladesh. This chapter critically discusses corruption in the financial sector in Bangladesh. Using a case study (the Hallmark Group), it describes how the financial sector continuously fails to seriously confront corruption. Most importantly, the findings show that the government should develop an effective deterrence system (i.e., good corporate governance and stringent enforcement) without which the menace of corruption can never be controlled in the financial sector. The chapter also offers a possible policy agenda for policy makers to mitigate corruption. _

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