Accountability for high-level corruption is essential to stopping it, but we cannot simply prosecute our way out of corruption. In this paper, Shamila Batohi, the National Director of Public Prosecutions in South Africa, and Christopher Stone, Professor of Practice of Public Integrity at the University of Oxford, insist that a new strategy for eliminating high-level corruption is needed. They argue for a focus on individual departments, combining external accountability with internal reform, institution-by-institution. They explain that law enforcement institutions must be strongly independent to enable effective collaboration with partners of integrity. Among other recommendations, they urge anti-corruption institutions to engage the public—community groups, civil society organizations, and business—to participate actively in these turnarounds.

Part of the Chandler Papers. Read more about the Chandler Sessions on Integrity and Corruption.