Tuesday, 29 March 2011

POVERTY: The Global Corruption Index, in graphic form

Back in October, Transparency International released their latest Global Corruption Index. A great new info-graphic about the index has been put together by Graphic-is and it summaries the report quite well. The info-graphic displays a map of the world to show the results of the survey on a color scale. The winners of the survey have the deepest shades of green while the losers have the deepest shades of red. The graphic also shows the most corrupt systems according to respondents with Political Parties leading the way.
Corruption is important when talking about poverty because the greater the corruption the more barriers exist for poor people to move up the economic ladder. When people live in a country where they have to continually pay bribes to police or other government officials it is impossible to get ahead.

Global Corruption Index

1 comment:

  1. Most of the communities in India (such as Bengali), are succumbed in 'Culture of Poverty'(a theory introduced by an American anthropologist Oscar Lewis), irrespective of cl-ass or economic strata, lives in pavement or apartment. Nobody is at all ashamed of the deep-rooted corruption, decaying general quality of life, worst Politico-administrative system, weak mother language, continuous absorption of common space (mental as well as physical, both). We are becoming fathers & mothers only by self-procreation, mindlessly & blindfold. Simply depriving their(the children) fundamental rights of a decent, caring society, fearless & dignified living. Do not ever look for any other positive alternative behaviour (values) to perform human way of parenthood, i.e. deliberately co-parenting of those children those are born out of ignorance, real poverty. All of us are being driven only by the very animal instinct. If the Bengali people ever be able to bring that genuine freedom (from vicious cycle of 'poverty') in their own life/attitude, involve themselves in 'Production of Space' (Henri Lefebvre), at least initiate a movement by heart, decent & dedicated Politics will definitely come up. - Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay, 16/4, Girish Banerjee Lane, Howrah-711101, India.