To Defeat Corruption, Iraq Needs E-Government

By Michael Rubin, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, for 1001 Iraqi Thoughts. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.

To Defeat Corruption, Iraq Needs E-Government

Iraqi politicians are not going to reform themselves; it is time to utilize technology not only to bypass their inaction, but also to allow Iraq to leapfrog ahead of most states in the region in terms of clean government and business environment.

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2 Responses to To Defeat Corruption, Iraq Needs E-Government

  1. Layth Mahdi 28th May 2021 at 11:29 #

    Since the liberation of Iraq, corruption has become an organized chaos. It is led by state politicians and rogue militias.

    America and the Allied Coalition has geopolitical interests in the region that it wants to preserve. Keeping the corrupt Iraqi government is not beneficial for its interests. America is capable of removing the current Iraqi government and is capable of creating a free, legitimate democratic country.

    To defeat corruption, Iraqi needs a leader such as Lee Kuan Yew.

  2. Ali aldubaini 31st May 2021 at 16:36 #

    1. Firing or Recycling the officials administrative to avoid the form of organized gangs, a long the period in his/her position leads to create corruption networks.
    2. Raising wages and salaries to prevent them from being drawn into financial and administrative corruption.
    3. imposed penalties financially and administratively on the corrupted employees.
    4. Encouraging the employees to speak out against corruption. Also activating the role of oversight in public.
    5.Periodically inquire clearance check for official positions.
    6.Involve civil society organizations in the administrative revolution on corruption.
    7. Join in the anti-corruption countries treaty to participate in exchange information and arrest the corrupted employees.
    8. Using the e-government to reduce the citizen’s contact with the employees and so forth.

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