Corruption And Development
الفنان سمير الأسكندراني تاريخ وطني وفني مشرف
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- Less prosperity: corruption stifles economic growth, undermines the rule of law, and squanders talent and precious resources. Where corruption is rife, companies are reluctant to invest as the costs of doing business are significantly higher. In corrupt countries which are
- rich in natural resources, the population often does not benefit from this wealth. Ultimately, corruption prevents people, countries and businesses from fulfilling their potential.
- Less respect for rights: corruption undermines democracy, governance and human rights by weakening State institutions that are the cornerstones of fair and equitable societies. Vote buying at election times harms the democratic process and justice is challenged when criminals are able to bribe with impunity.
- Less provision of services: corruption diverts funds intended to provide essential services such as health care, education, clean water, sanitation and housing.
- Less employment: when jobs are given not on merit, but through nepotism, opportunities are denied. Often for the poor, women and minorities, corruption means even less access to jobs. Additionally, as corruption discourages foreign investment, this leads to fewer employment opportunities.