Corruption and restrictive regulation

An interesting finding by the World Bank’s Investment Climate Department – the less procedures required to start a business, the less likely a country is corrupt. Note that New Zealand is way to the left and bottom of this chart: There is more on the World Bank Private Sector Development blog, (article) but I tend …

Corruption kills tourism

I’m in Mozambique for seven weeks consulting to Mozal – the nine year old aluminium refinery that in 2000 helped signal to the world Mozambique’s successful return from the dark ages of the civil war. It’s a beautiful country, but one that is firmly planted in the 3rd world – this is a very poor …