Curbing corruption could generate about $1 trillion in tax revenues annually across the world, according to research from the International Monetary Fund.
In addition to increasing government revenue, fighting corruption can also reduce waste and even help to lift test scores among public school students, the IMF said. It also improves overall public trust in the government.
“Less corruption means lower revenue leakage and less waste in expenditures, and higher quality of public education and infrastructure,” said the report.
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