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Do sovereign wealth funds actually curb oil corruption?

Posted on 23 October 2012

Every year for five years, corruption in Angola has become steadily worse, according to Transparency International’s corruption perceptions index of 182 nations. In 2007, the oil-rich southwest African country was 32nd from the bottom. By last year, it had plunged to the 14th most-corrupt nation on the Earth.
That’s not surprising. Oil and corruption have gone hand in hand since the industry was pioneered a century and a half ago. But more recently, experts have added a corollary—that an oil-producing country that channels some of its wealth into an independently run sovereign wealth fund is likely to rank better on the corruption scale than one that does not………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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