V?rldsbanken fixar opinioner

De vakna studenterna vid JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University i New Delhi) gillar inte Anna Hazares omskrivna r?relse mot korruption. Vilket, som vi har p?talat tidigare, inte en stor kanon som Arundhati Roy heller g?r.

Studenterna har studerat en skrift fr?n V?rldsbanken och d?r funnit receptet f?r hur v?rldsbanken och lokala opinioner skall skall agera.P? pappret ser det bra och oskyldigt ut, eftersom korruption ?r oerh?rt skadlig och sl?r s?rskilt h?rt mot fattiga och utsatta m?nniskor. Men som kritiker p?pekar s? hamnar de m?ktiga stora privatintressena i skuggan n?r opinionen piskas upp mot statlig korruption och alla krav handlar om att ?vervakningen av politiker och tj?nstem?n m?ste sk?rpas. Storbolagen kan f?rmodligen forts?tta som f?rut, och bygger man upp en ny stor myndighet f?r att bek?mpa korruption kan man nog misst?nka att den ocks? kommer att korrumperas f?r eller senare. Sedan finns ju ocks? fr?gan, som vi tidigare refererat, hur folkopinioner av det h?r mer eller mindre fixade slaget, f?rh?ller sig till normala demokratiska procedurer. Visserligen ?r demokratin i Indien synnerligen skakig och obefintlig p? m?nga h?ll, men fr?gan kan ju ?nd? st?llas: hur mycket av den h?r opinionen ?r ?kta lokal, hur mycket har inititerats utifr?n, finns det agendor som inte ?r offentliga och som strider mot de officiella vackra m?len?

H?r ?r citaten studenterna vill lyfta fram:

“Global partnerships on governance and anti-corruption: Improving governance and reducing corruption requires stronger collective action and partnerships—with donor partners, with the private sector and civil society, and with developed countries. Global partnerships promote coordinated action, resource pooling, sharing of innovations and expertise, and a more effective division of labour consistent with each partner’s resources and mandate. To this end, consistent with its expertise, the WBG will play a strong, proactive role with international donors and other actors on the governance and anticorruption agenda. Consistent with the feedback from the recent consultations that the Bank should not “act in isolation”, the WBG will share its own experience in these areas, eliciting input and guidance from partners to inform the Bank’s approach, and coordinate upstream in country assistance strategies and actions at the country level”.- p. 28
“Private Sector, Civil Society, and the Media: A principal focus in the next stage will be for the WBG to scale up its successful efforts over the past decade to engage theprivate sector, the media, and civil society organizations. While individual firms may benefit from weak governance (with politically connected companies sometimes shaping key policy decisions in ways that benefit them while undermining the efficiency and competitiveness of the business environment), the private sector as a whole loses when corruption is pervasive and the rule of law is undermined.Consequently, in recent years global private sector leaders have taken bold new initiatives to help tackle the supply-side of corruption and signal that “integrity is good for business”. The WBG, and particularly IFC and MIGA, will scale up support to such initiatives—and engage more broadly with the private sector as a crucial ally for good governance. Within its mandate, the WBG will also strengthen partnerships with civil society organizations and the media at the country and global levels as a powerful force for holding governments accountable. This will include forging stronger alliances with global civil society organizations such as Transparency International (particularly their country-based chapters), Global Witness, and also with national and local civil society organizations and media on country-level governance initiatives such as monitoring of public procurements or asset declarations of public officials”. p. 30

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