A Transparência Internacional, instituição que promove um movimento de coalisão global contra a corrupção, acaba de publicar o ÍNDICE DE PERCEPÇÃO DE CORRUPÇÃO de 2016.
Segundo esse estudo, cuja escala vai de 0 a 100 (quanto maior a nota, menor a corrupção), o Brasil está com pontuação 40, abaixo e, portanto, pior do que a média global, que é de 43.
Estes trechos destacam impactos nefastos da corrupção na sociedade:
This year’s results highlight the connection between corruption and inequality, which feed off each other to create a vicious circle between corruption, unequal distribution of power in society, and unequal distribution of wealth.
“In too many countries, people are deprived of their most basic needs and go to bed hungry every night because of corruption, while the powerful and corrupt enjoy lavish lifestyles with impunity.” – José Ugaz, Chair of Transparency International
Grand corruption thrives in such settings. Cases like Petrobras and Odebrecht in Brazil or the saga of ex-President Viktor Yanukovychin Ukraine show how collusion between businesses and politicians siphons off billions of dollars in revenue from national economies, benefitting the few at the expense of the many. This kind of systemic grand corruption violates human rights, prevents sustainable development and fuels social exclusion.