Journal of Business & Economic Policy

ISSN 2375-0766 (Print), 2375-0774 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jbep

Corruption in Relation to Poverty and Inequality Indicators at a Global Level
Pîrvan CARMEN, Nișulescu-Ashrafzadeh ILEANA

During 2017, for the third consecutive year, the corruption perceptions index highlights the fact that most countries are making little or no progress at all in eliminating corruption. Corruption is a major problem faced by all countries of the world, a widespread phenomenon, and the low number of cases where corruption has been eradicated leads to the conclusion that this scourge is persistent one, and difficult to eliminate. This paper aims to determine how the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) has evolved at a regional and global level, as well as to analyze the level of corruption in relation to a country’s development level, and also the level of poverty and inequality as predictors of corruption.

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