The 9 Countries Best at Fighting Corruption

A man dressed as a pig attends an anti-corruption protest in Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana January 17, 2014.

The World Economic Forum has released its 2017 “Inclusive Growth and Development Report” – a major look into how nations around the world can best ensure that their businesses and institutions function as efficiently as possible.

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Corruption, Poor Infrastructure Puts India Behind Pakistan in 'Economic Freedom'

India may be the fastest growing economy in the world, but it still finds itself way behind other economies in preserving economic freedom.

In a recent study on economic freedom, India ranked 143 out of 180 countries. What is more interesting is the fact that India’s neighbouring countries, including Pakistan, performed better. The study was conducted by US-based think tank the Heritage Foundation which rates economic freedom.

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Why Combating Corruption in Government Contracts is Key to Funding the Sustainable Development Goals


A bridge  collapses because of poor construction. Pupils in an elementary school lose a month or two of classes because their books aren’t ready. A young woman dies after she receives a vaccine for a common influenza.

These are not uncommon headlines in the news.

But they often contain a common underlying thread: corruption and nepotism in government contracts leads the state to buy sub-standard goods and services. Estimates show that about a fourth of the procurement budget is drained through corruption, which is around 2 trillion USD annually (OECD, 2013).

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Can China be the Next Anti-Corruption Success Story, After Hong Kong and Singapore?

Over the past 50 years, many countries have become notorious for corruption on a grand scale. Very few have succeeded in eradicating this evil. The general consensus is that there are only two that have managed to do so: Singapore and Hong Kong. Many countries now regard Hong Kong as a successful model and have tried to learn from our methods.

So, what does such a model entail and how does mainland China, which is now trying hard to combat corruption, fit in with this model?

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