Corruption is a critical systemic obstacle in building resilient, strong and efficient institutions that could be trusted and supported by citizens. At the urban level, corruption results in not just ineffectiveness, but also enables criminal gangs and organised crime networks to operate in cities. These trends, while not entirely in the control of the local governments, affect the integrity of local institutions and often deem the implementation of local level crime prevention programmes inadequate to address the problems holistically. Bolstering local governance and law enforcement institutions, while at the same time, improving coordination between national and local government policies and practices to address corruption as a multi-causal, and many times, common-vulnerability-factor phenomenon, is key to providing sustainable results on the ground.
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