Tougher sanctions need to be applied to perpetrators both internationally and nationally
Due to the interconnected nature of corrupt organisations, and the allowances they create for widespread low level corruption further down the misconduct hierarchy, the only way to tackle corruption is as a whole. With that in mind, sanctions need to be applied across the board, internationally and at all levels. Organisations with a low level of corruption need to take the lead on this, and whistleblowers need to be accommodated, with tougher sanctions imposed wherever corruption may appear.
As a result of the interconnected nature of corruption, efforts to confront corruption need to be made universally by politicians, government officials, communities, citizens, the private sector and civil organisations. The World Bank Group is one such organisation, attempting to do this by setting up a corruption review and sanction system. This system scrutinises and assesses all individuals and organisations funded by or working with the World Bank. Information on sanctioned companies is then passed on to the governments of the guilty companies in efforts to form a cohesive front against corruption.