Abstract for: Modelling Administrative Corruption as a Contagious Disease: A Policy-Oriented Study

Corruption is one of the most significant problems in the developing world today. System Dynamics is employed as a tool to succinctly describe a problem that can spread like an epidemic, akin to a contagious disease within an organization. Any society can become corrupted when it comes into contact with corruption or corrupt individuals. To address this issue, two policies have been introduced: one involves implementing monetary punishments, while the other focuses on implementing an investigative process to apprehend corrupt individuals. An analysis of how these two policies operate is provided to progress toward the goal of reducing the number of corrupt individuals. The effectiveness of these policies is discussed. An analysis of the implementation challenges, real-world constraints, and the feasibility of these policies has been conducted to explain how these barriers may impede progress toward achieving the goal. Furthermore, both the best and worst-case scenarios that may arise through implementation are outlined, and the cost and benefits of implementing these policies are calculated.