Milan Vaishnav is an associate with the South Asia program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington D.C.
What do we know about corruption in India?
16 Sep 2015
Despite ample media coverage of corruption, there remains a gap between headline-making scandals, policy options under discussion, and the actual evidence base drawn from empirical research on corruption. Based on an extensive review of the literature on corruption in India, this column highlights the underlying factors driving corruption, establishes a classification of corrupt activities, and distills five general principles that should guide future reform efforts.
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