One of the major reasons why developing nations fail to reach the potential of developed countries is the widespread corruption in government institutions. Asia is one of the regions where malpractices and financial breaches are the major reasons why there is high power distance relationship between the public officers and the public. In a recent report published by the global accountability organization called Transparency International has named India as the most corrupt country in the region.
The country that bagged the second spot in this embarrassing list is Vietnam which has a bribery rate close to 65%. The third, fourth, and fifth spots were occupied by Thailand, Pakistan, and Myanmar. The list’s credibility can be judged from the fact that Forbes released this list by the title of “Asian 5 most corrupt countries”.
India leads the list with 69% of corruption in its institutions. In every 5 out of 6 institutions like schools, hospitals, police, and utility services, half of the respondents have to bribe the officers for availing services. Narendra Modi has been criticised for his initiatives because of them being ineffective. In a public poll conducted, just 52% of the Indians are satisfied with Modi’s performance while the rest expressed their resentment over the policies of the current government.
The survey led by Transparency International prolonged for 18 months in which opinions of 20000 people from 16 different countries were inculcated in the report. The accountability organization has put India at 76th position in a list of 168 most corrupt nations.