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What is the yardstick for measuring corruption in a country?

  1. ogonm profile image61
    ogonmposted 8 years ago

    What is the yardstick for measuring corruption in a country?

    There is a general notion that corruption level in Africa is dropping, at what standard is the level determined.

  2. Mr. Happy profile image83
    Mr. Happyposted 8 years ago

    Well, Africa needs to get rid of Omar al-Bashir and Robert Mugabe as soon as possible. Maybe corruption goes away when the people responsible for it also go away (one way or another).

  3. dabeaner profile image57
    dabeanerposted 8 years ago

    The more religious and ignorant the people are, the more likely the government is to be corrupt.  That is why the so-called western countries are going down the tubes to join those countries we used to laugh at.

  4. EdG. profile image61
    EdG.posted 8 years ago

    I would say that if there is less of a discrepancy between the wealth of the rulers and the people then there is less corruption. The more money the government (or whatever warlords of enforcers) steals from the people, the more corrupt they are.

 
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