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The theft of national wealth from Angola

Graham Watson

23rd January 2020

This opinion piece for the Guardian highlights the damage that corruption, and poor governance can do to a country's development prospects, and the standard of living enjoyed by its citizens.

The Luanda Leaks and the furore surrounding the wealth of Isabel dos Santos, places these issue, and institutional concerns back at the centre of the current development debate.

And before we in the West get too smug about this sort of thing, we ought to reflect upon the fact that Western elites turn a blind eye to this sort of thing and Western companies - notably financial institutions facilitate it.

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to Tutor2U, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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