Impact Of International Corruption

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According to Transparency International corruption is “the abuse of entrusted power for private gain.” Corruption can be taking place around us without even knowing it. In this essay I will examine the impact of a corrupt leader, the impact of corruption on ordinary citizens and ways to prevent corruption from happening. There are three types of corruption, one of them being grand. “Grand corruption consists of acts committed at a high level of government that distort policies or the central functioning of the state, enabling leaders to benefit at the expense of the public good.”(TI) There is also petty corruption. Petty corruption is when low-and mid-level public officials abuse their power by not interacting with the ordinary citizens…show more content…
Corruption mostly affects the poorest citizens developed countries and undeveloped countries. The World Bank states “no society is free from the abuse of corrupt officials, the price of corruption is often higher for poor people” Poor people also state that they are more likely to be affected by corruption than the rich. According to the Transparency International Global Corruption Barometer, 40% of low income respondents said that corruption affected them, while only 25% of high income people answered the same. In developed European countries, less than 10% of respondents said that corruption affected their personal lives very significantly, while in developing countries surveyed, the answers were between 64% and 76%. Because of corruption the poor people suffer more. They already have a lower income but to add on they are more likely to be treated with inequality. Poor people have stated that they pay higher the bribes than the wealthier people. They also use public services and with the corruption they must pay a higher price for water, education, health…show more content…
Lets start off with Francois Duvalier. He was born in 1907 on the 14th of April in Port-au Prince, Haiti. He was elected president of Haiti in 1957. He then elected himself ‘President for Life’ started a 30 year-reign beginning with himself and ended with Jean-Claude Duvalier. There are many ways to prevent corruption and to stop it. Many government workers are paid minimum wage or low salary. They gain their salary by accepting and proposing bribes from others. Also, another reason of corruption is because of a decline of workers but an increase of work to be done, the workers will accept money to speed up the work of the customer. To prevent this from happening their government can increase their salary and by adding a larger quantity of workers. Another way corruption can be stopped is by dismissing a person who has committed or been involved in corruption and by speeding up the court cases of corruption. Some cases can take a while to get a verdict, because of this many people aren't afraid of being

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