Greetings to you all.
Transparency International has published its newest report in July on
corruption globally. 30,487 people were polled in 44 of the countries on
the following question. They were asked:- If you had a magic wand and you
could eliminate corruption from one of the following institutions, what
would your first choice be? The results can be found at
11 institutions of society are presented from which one had to be selected.
I think the table on page 2 will surprise many of you. Guess which one of
society's institutions ranks globally as the most corrupt? Political
parties! There are also other very interesting trends in this table.
Consider the following quote:-
Corruption hits the poor hardest, the rich least.
Two out of five respondents on a low income believe that corruption
has a very significant effect on their personal and family life
The TI Global Corruption Barometer survey posed a series of
questions about the effect of corruption on values and different sectors
of life, namely personal and family life, the business environment,
political life, and the culture and values of society.
"Attitudes towards corruption and its impact vary substantially across
the world, and not simply owing to different levels of corruption,"
explained Fredrik Galtung, TI Head of Research. "Notably, though,
corruption hits the poor hardest. Two out of five respondents on a
low income believe that corruption has a very significant effect on
their personal and family life. The same answer came from only one
in four respondents on a high income."
"This is further evidence," said Peter Eigen, "that corruption hits
hardest the poor and vulnerable."
Corruption makes it impossible for millions of people, especially in
developing countries, to earn an honest living.
It made me think. Can we overcome corruption with learning organisations?
Why can we overcome corruption with learning organisations? How will we
overcome corruption with learning organisations? I want a dialogue on this
topic very much. What do you fellow learners think?
With care and best wishes
At de Lange <email@example.com> Snailmail: A M de Lange Gold Fields Computer Centre Faculty of Science - University of Pretoria Pretoria 0001 - Rep of South Africa
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