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Thursday, 8 July 2010

Afghan citizens paid $1bn in bribes for public services last year, study finds | World news | guardian.co.uk

Afghan citizens paid $1bn in bribes for public services last year, study finds | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Afghans paid nearly $1bn (�658m) in bribes last year, according to a new survey that reveals that corruption in the country has doubled since 2007.

The study by the monitoring group Integrity Watch Afghanistan showed that the average value of bribes paid in 2009 was $156. The average per capita income is $502 per year."

156 / 502 = 31%

Cheaper than the UK tax take of over 50%

Who says corruption is bad?

Lord Blagger

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