Brazilian Study Links Internet Portals to Fighting Public Sector Corruption

Posted on March 13, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Corruption, Politics

A doctor’s thesis produced at the State University of Rio de Janeiro in 2012 points out the importance of the creation of public sector internet addresses to make information available to the public, in order to fight corruption. The study, done by James Batista Vieira, makes two conclusions: 1) that corruption affects municipal development negatively in the distribution of services, and 2) that public agencies without websites lead to far higher grave incidents of corruption and inappropriate uses of public power. The research analyzes 840 Brazilian municipalities between 2006 and 2010.  Read Article

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