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Corruption will abet poverty in South Asia

Transparency International (TI) recently released a report on rising corruption in Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. TI examined nearly 70 key institutions vulnerable to corruption across the six countries -- which, together, scored worst on corruption indicators among all other world sub-regions in TI's 2013 Global Corruption Perceptions Index. Government failure to target corruption effectively threatens regional economic progress, and obstructs equitable sharing of economic gains.