Corruption : The Economic And Social Prosperity Essay

1744 Words Nov 29th, 2015 7 Pages
Corruption is one of the obstacles constraining the economic and social prosperity in Kosovo (Mehmedi, 2012). In corruption funds are diverted from its initial goal and therefore fields like poverty, inequality, economic growth, the health sector, infrastructure and the education sector are affected severly (Abbink, 2012). The distribution of spending that was going to be payed to workers on this fields, tool and technology, new roads and social service are now being placed somewhere else. It has a direct, severe effect on the countries citizens and therefore the prosperity of the society. This creates a mistrust of the government and institutions when the “misuse of office”, which means when the purpose public institutions is not being pursued, and the citizens starts to connect public institutions with crime, health ventures, greediness and apprehension (Karklins, 2002). This creates an evil spiral as also private individuals are more prone to engaging in corruption as the likelihood of being exposed is less because more people are doing it and it almost becomes a norm in order to persevere. Thus, the country can fall in to a corruption trap which would depend on a big investment to be able to come out (Abbink, 2012). A survey done by the UNDP says “the corruption has become a brand for Kosovo by Kosovars themselves. It is impossible and it does not have to be like that. There are countries that have high corruption (e.g. Italy), but not such a predominant corruption…

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