19 Dec 2016
The Republic of Kazakhstan, the last Soviet Republic to become independent, is the most developed economy in Central Asia.With its vast and mostly inhabited territory—it is the ninth-largest country in the world by area—Kazakhstan has abundant energy and mineral reserves. Another thing it has in abundance is corruption, at least according to the World Bank. Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2015, which lists countries “by their perceived levels of corruption” in the public sector, ranked Kazakhstan 123 out of 168, with a score of 28 (“corrupted”) over 100.
Is all this bad press justified? Emanuele Midolo investigatives.
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