International development agencies have long viewed corruption as a major obstacle to prosperity in the developing world. But “kickbacks” and “bribes” take many culturally-specific forms, some of which may actually contribute positively to economic development. We look at a new report comparing corruption in different nations, and explore whether transparency and growth are inherently linked.


  • Dennis de Tray Vice President for Special Initiatives, Center for Global Development
  • Nathaniel Heller Managing Director, Global Integrity

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