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Sawsan Gharaibeh: Curbing Corruption at Heart of Development

April 19, 2019

Sawsan Gharaibeh, says fighting corruption will help countries achieve sustainable development goals. (IMF photo)

Corruption leeches money from citizens and taxpayers and corrodes trust in government. In this podcast, Transparency International's Chairperson in Jordan, Sawsan Gharaibeh, talks about how governance weaknesses in some countries in the Middle East have undermined economic growth and kept the region on the lower end of the Corruption Perception Index. Gharaibeh was invited to join a panel on curbing corruption at the IMF World-Bank Spring meetings.

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Sawsan Gharaibeh is Chairperson of Transparency International in Jordan known as Rasheed for Integrity and Transparency.