Nigeria

Corruption Risk Assessment

2012-10-03

'Abimbola Akosile writes on efforts by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) to nip corruption in the bud in Nigeria for the collective good.'

 

'A Corruption Risk Assessment (also referred to as a Corruption Audit) is a tool that can be used to detect and assess corruption risk exposures within functional areas and develop mechanisms to mitigate against such risks.

 

'Normally this requires that major corruption risks be identified, their impact be assessed, and the adequacy of the control environment determined.

 

'A CRA seeks the answer to the question "what are the causes of corruption in a given organisation/system of organisations?" This basic question needs to be answered in order for the organisation to be able to design specific, working responses, which will reduce opportunities for corruption.'

 

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