U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre

This Anti-Corruption Helpdesk brief was produced in response to a query from a U4 Partner Agency. The U4 Helpdesk is operated by Transparency International in collaboration with the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre based at the Chr. Michelsen Institute.

Query

Can you provide an overview of corruption and anti-corruption in Cambodia?

Content

  1. Overview of corruption
  2. Legal and Institutional anti-corruption framework
  3. References

Summary

Cambodia, often referred to as an autocracy with Hun Sen ruling for over 31 years, has endured periodical political unrest for decades, and there is “no end in sight” as the current political crisis has escalated in 2016.

Corruption permeates every aspect of the Cambodian social fabric; the elite has monopolised procurement, land concessions and access to resources through the establishment of patron-client networks. A kleptocratic bureaucracy thrives on red tape, while the population is disillusioned with governance institutions.

Despite a relatively good anti-corruption law that came into full force in 2011, its implementation has been weak and corrupt entities continue to function with impunity.

Authors

Kaunain Rahman, tihelpdesk@transparency.org

Date

07/12/2016

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