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Critical Issues: Transparency & Accountability

Corruption is deeply entrenched in many Asian countries and continues to erode public trust in democratic processes and in public institutions. Accountable governance institutions are essential to sustainable growth in Asia, particularly in countries experiencing rapid social and economic change. This slideshow examines the implications that widespread corruption and lack of accountability have in three South Asian countries, India, Pakistan, and Nepal, and portrays stories of hope from citizens who are standing up to change the status quo.


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