Developing Countries: Corruption

Department for International Development written question – answered on 29th June 2016.

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Photo of Maggie Throup Maggie Throup Conservative, Erewash

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the outcomes of the Anti-Corruption Summit in May 2016 on developing countries.

Photo of Desmond Swayne Desmond Swayne The Minister of State, Department for International Development

The commitments agreed at the London Summit could potentially achieve major benefits for developing countries including preventing their resources from being stolen and hidden abroad; ensuring international systems recover these funds whilst punishing perpetrators; and helping citizens have greater opportunities to seek justice against corruption.

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