Political Will

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Demonstration and commitment by political leaders to address the challenges facing society or to fulfill a political pledge, such as fighting corruption or increasing political participation, by pursuing the appropriate policy responses, including wide-spread reforms.58

Example in practice
The British government has been criticised by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for lacking the political will to prosecute foreign bribery following its decision toabandon a corruption investigation into BAE Systems, the largest UK arms dealer, which allegedly hadpaid hundreds of millions of pounds in full knowledge of British authorities to Saudi Arabia’s former
ambassador to the US.
Relevant links
—— The Helsinki Process: Mobilising Political Will.
—— Singapore Corrupt Practice Investigation Bureau – Political Will.
—— USAID: Political Will, ConstituencyBuilding, and Public Support in Rule of Law Programs.
—— World Bank: Public Sphere – Political Will: People, Places, Deliberation.
58 S. Kpundeh, ‘Political Will in Fighting Corruption’, in: S. Kpundeh and I. Hors, Corruption and Integrity Improvement Initiatives in Developing Countries (UNDP/OECD: 1998).