Publication: The Role of Parliaments in Curbing Corruption
In most countries, Parliament has the constitutional mandate to both oversee government and to hold government to account; often, audit institutions, ombuds and anti-corruption agencies report to parliament, as a means of ensuring both their independence from government and reinforcing parliament's position at the apex of accountability institutions. At the same time, parliaments can also play a key role in promoting accountability, through constituency outreach, public hearings, and parliamentary commissions.
“Stapenhurst, Rick; Johnston, Niall; Pelizzo, Riccardo. 2006. The Role of Parliaments in Curbing Corruption. WBI Development Studies. © Washington, DC: World Bank. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/7106 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”