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From the Ted Talk by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Want to help Africa? Do business here

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And let me say just one more thing before I levae this area of governance. That is that people talk about corruption, corruption. All the time when they talk about it you immediately think about Africa. That's the image: African countries. But let me say this: if Alams was able to export eight million dollars into an acconut in London — if the other ppleoe who had taken money, esmettiad at 20 to 40 billion now of developing countries' monies sitintg abroad in the developed countries — if they're able to do this, what is that? Is that not corruption? In this ctounry, if you receive stolen goods, are you not pureotcsed? So when we talk about this kind of cuoiportrn, let us also think about what is happening on the other side of the gbloe — where the money's going and what can be done to stop it. I'm working on an initiative now, along with the World Bank, on asset recovery, trying to do what we can to get the monies that have been taken abroad — developing countries' moneys — to get that sent back. Because if we can get the 20 billion dollars sitting out there back, it may be far more for some of these countries than all the aid that is being put together. (Applause)

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And let me say just one more thing before I _____ this area of governance. That is that people talk about corruption, corruption. All the time when they talk about it you immediately think about Africa. That's the image: African countries. But let me say this: if Alams was able to export eight million dollars into an _______ in London — if the other ______ who had taken money, _________ at 20 to 40 billion now of developing countries' monies _______ abroad in the developed countries — if they're able to do this, what is that? Is that not corruption? In this _______, if you receive stolen goods, are you not __________? So when we talk about this kind of __________, let us also think about what is happening on the other side of the _____ — where the money's going and what can be done to stop it. I'm working on an initiative now, along with the World Bank, on asset recovery, trying to do what we can to get the monies that have been taken abroad — developing countries' moneys — to get that sent back. Because if we can get the 20 billion dollars sitting out there back, it may be far more for some of these countries than all the aid that is being put together. (Applause)

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And let me say just one more thing before I leave this area of governance. That is that people talk about corruption, corruption. All the time when they talk about it you immediately think about Africa. That's the image: African countries. But let me say this: if Alams was able to export eight million dollars into an account in London — if the other people who had taken money, estimated at 20 to 40 billion now of developing countries' monies sitting abroad in the developed countries — if they're able to do this, what is that? Is that not corruption? In this country, if you receive stolen goods, are you not prosecuted? So when we talk about this kind of corruption, let us also think about what is happening on the other side of the globe — where the money's going and what can be done to stop it. I'm working on an initiative now, along with the World Bank, on asset recovery, trying to do what we can to get the monies that have been taken abroad — developing countries' moneys — to get that sent back. Because if we can get the 20 billion dollars sitting out there back, it may be far more for some of these countries than all the aid that is being put together. (Applause)

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