Corruption is now recognized around the world as one of the biggest roadblocks to economic and democratic development. Each year, untold billions of dollars are extorted from businesses and individual citizens, weakening the rule of law, undermining democratic institutions, and enriching unaccountable elites. The huge inefficiencies created by endemic corruption keep millions of people mired in poverty and deprive entrepreneurs of the opportunity to pursue their dreams and create jobs and economic growth.

Some questions to consider:

  • What are the biggest corruption issues in your country?
  • What forms does corruption take — political corruption, bribery, extortion?
  • How do various people perceive corruption?
  • What are the costs of corruption — how does it affect people’s lives and society as a whole?
  • Who benefits from corruption?
  • How do you fight corruption?