Sunday, April 29, 2007

Corruption in Photos

A series from World Bank;

"An Integrity Department investigator visited this school where children were still attending lessons in an overcrowded, thatched hut, while their new Bank-funded schoolhouse - just a few hundred meters away - was being used by a local official to store onions."

1 comment:

Scott said...

Thanks for the link. This is why all of Bono's efforts will achieve far less than he thinks. Developed countries have been pouring aid into Africa for decades, and the greater part of that aid has been going to line the pockets of corrupt officials.
I recommend that anyone read "Dark Star Safari" by Paul Theroux. This book is a narrative of his travels through Africa, in large part through countries where he worked as a volunteer in the sixties. His conclusion was that the outlook for Africa is not good, in large part precisely because of the corruption that has taken hold.