Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

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Transparency International consistently rates the levels of corruption in Nigeria among the highest in the world. Pervasive corruption appears to permeate many levels of Nigerian society. The current Nigerian government, however, has taken great steps to combat this problem through cooperation with the U.N. Global Programme.

This Note examines the structure and goals of the Global Programme and evaluates Nigeria's participation in the project. Part I provides a background analysis of corruption, the effects of corruption, and Nigeria's efforts to curb corruption. Part III analyzes the basic structure of the Programme, while Part IV outlines Nigeria's efforts pursuant to the Global Programme. Part V describes the areas upon which such a project needs to focus in order to effectively target the evasive causes of corruption.