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India India on list of countries where bribery is way of life

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    India on list of countries where bribery is way of life

    PTI, Dec 9, 2010, 06.25pm IST

    BERLIN: India is among the countries topping the list for reported bribe payments over the year along with Afghanistan, Cambodia, Cameroon, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, the Palestinian territories, Senegal, Sierre Leone and Uganda. More than one person out of two in these countries said they had handed out financial sweeteners to officials.

    The study, by the Berlin-based non-governmental agency Transparency International, focuses on small-scale bribery and was put together from polls conducted among more than 91,000 people in 86 countries and territories.

    The study reveals one person in four worldwide paid a bribe during the past year.

    In the past 12 months, one in four paid a bribe to one of nine institutions, such as health, education or tax authorities, according to the 2010 Global Corruption Barometer.

    But it was the police who proved most corrupt, according to the study which reported that 29 per cent of those having dealings with police said they had paid a bribe.

    Worldwide, sub-Saharan Africa was the region reporting the greatest incidence of bribery with more than one person in two saying they had made such payments to officials in the past 12 months.

    The Middle East and North Africa was the next most corrupt region with 36 per cent of people there reporting having paid a bribe.

    This compared to 32 per cent in the former Soviet republics, 23 per cent in South America, 19 per cent in the Balkans and Turkey, 11 per cent in the Asia-Pacific region, and five per cent in the European Union and North America.

    Nearly half of the respondents said they paid to avoid problems, while a quarter said it was meant to speed up procedures.

    Lower income earners reported paying more bribes than the better paid.

    The study, the seventh on the matter by Transparency International since 2003, this time involved a greater number of countries, including for the first time China, Bangladesh and the Palestinian territories.

    Polling, mostly by the Gallup Institute, was conducted between June 1 and September 30.

    The United Nations established International Anti-Corruption Day in 2003 to raise awareness of graft and promote the global fight against it.

    source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-tops-list-of-countries-where-bribery-is-way-of-life/articleshow/7071768.cms
     

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