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Corruption and public services - Summary

26 November, 2012
Corruption is a poison that destroys people’s faith in public institutions, governments, and democracy itself.

True democracy requires respect, and fair and equal standing for every citizen. This is impossible to achieve when people have to pay bribes to obtain health care, fair policing or clean water. Even worse, the payment of bribes to obtain contracts perverts public policy decisions, diverting public monies to the corrupt.

The global trade union federation Public Services International (PSI) commissioned this report from the Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU) at Greenwich University.

For more information see the full version of this report - in English only.


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