Back in October, Transparency International released their latest Global Corruption Index. A great new info-graphic about the index has been put together by Graphic-is and it summaries the report quite well.
The info-graphic displays a map of the world to show the results of the survey on a color scale. The winners of the survey have the deepest shades of green while the losers have the deepest shades of red. The graphic also shows the most corrupt systems according to respondents with Political Parties leading the way.
Corruption is important when talking about poverty because the greater the corruption the more barriers exist for poor people to move up the economic ladder. When people live in a country where they have to continually pay bribes to police or other government officials it is impossible to get ahead.
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