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Corruption? The developing world has bigger problems

It cannot be wiped out without collateral damage

Demonstrators in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, to protest a corruption scandal in the country last year. 17th August, 2015 ©ROSENDO CASTILLO/NEWZULU/PA Images

Few challenges in international development ignite as much passion as corruption. Perhaps ironically given the recent Panama Papers scandal, the UK government has encouraged the “zero tolerance” approach to corruption in international development. This approach may be the ideal, but an effective strategy for tackling corruption must acknowledge that it is a…

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