Advancing Good Governance: Leveraging Transparency, Accountability, and Anti-Corruption Measures

Authors

  • Qurat Ul Ain Cheema Research Scholar Institute of Administrative Sciences (IAS), University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Maryam Mahnoor Research Scholar Institute of Administrative Sciences (IAS), University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Asma Zahid Research Scholar Institute of Administrative Sciences (IAS), University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2024(8-II-S)31

Keywords:

Accountability, Anti-Corruption, Corruption, Good Governance, Transparency

Abstract

This research examines the interplay between corruption and good governance in the context of developing nations, focusing on Pakistan. Corruption's elusive nature complicates its measurement, but its adverse effects on governance are undeniable, hindering transparency and accountability, which are essential for good governance. Combining qualitative research and data from sources like the World Governance Indicators, the study explores corruption's impact. A small-scale regional comparative analysis and five interviews with public officials from various Pakistani ministries and departments provide additional insights. The findings highlight how corruption impedes governance, affecting transparency and accountability. The study also outlines initiatives by the Pakistani government to combat corruption, positioning Pakistan in the World Governance Indicators and the Transparency Perception Index. Addressing corruption is crucial for fostering effective governance and sustainable development. Proactive measures and public involvement are recommended to curb corruption and enhance governance in Pakistan.

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Published

2024-06-28

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Cheema, Q. U. A., Mahnoor, M., & Zahid, A. (2024). Advancing Good Governance: Leveraging Transparency, Accountability, and Anti-Corruption Measures. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 8(2), 336–352. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2024(8-II-S)31