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The Corruption Index 2013: corruption is still a global issue

by Arthur Kendall

The 2013 Corruption Index is a wake-up call to renew efforts to reduce and eventually eliminate corruption – and for us, the need for corruption. After all no amount of rules and regulations will stop it on its own any more than tough prison sentences will deter desperate shoplifters or indeed painkillers will cure a brain tumour.

 

A global problem

No country scores a perfect 100% which highlights this point, as while there are countries which score highly (Denmark and New Zealand are tied in first place at 91 – see map below), clearly circumstances still exist which can induce people to behave unethically for personal gain. And it is also true that in certain regions the problem is more extreme – as an…

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