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With an average score of just 44 for three consecutive years, the Asia Pacific region is making little progress in the fight against corruption. Why is Asia Pacific making little to no progress in its anti-corruption efforts? One of the reasons is an overall weakening of democratic institutions and political rights.
While no country in the Asia Pacific region scores a perfect 100, not even New Zealand or Singapore, which both experienced their share of scandals in the last year, our analysis reveals little progress across the region.
We spoke to nearly 22,000 people about their recent experiences with corruption in 16 countries and territories in the Asia Pacific region. See what they revealed.
Across the world people are taking action against corruption. Here are some of their stories.
At the foothills of the Himalayas lies the rural district of Jhanjharpur, a fertile region for agriculture. Yet with little money for equipment, life is a daily struggle for small-scale farmers.
Political will to make laws work and take action against corruption is seriously lacking in South Asia, our new report shows.