anti-corruption vs. pro-governance

opinion – editorial Cost-cutting is seen as a way to cut corruption, which has somehow become mixed up with achieving good governance. However good governance is not achieved just by stopping corruption, as nice as that would be. Even if corruption were to be cured by the same miracle as MPs cutting their own costs there would still be plenty of room for mismanagement, mistakes and plain old incompetence. As well as being anti-corruption, political reformers must also be pro-governance. If we are to start a war on corruption, we must also plan for good governance in peace-time. If we don’t plan for good governance, any country risks falling back into corrupt practice all over again. To avoid that possibility, we must look into proper due process.