When Corruption Is the Operating System:The Case of Honduras

Sarah Chayes

May 30, 2017

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

In some five dozen countries worldwide, corruption can no longer be understood as merely the iniquitous doings of individuals. Rather, it is the operating system of sophisticated networks that cross sectoral and national boundaries in their drive to maximize returns for their members. Such networks are of course configured differently in different countries. This report examines one country's experience in detail.