Is Somalia a Corrupted State?

Corruption incapacitates the judicial integrity and rule of law, facilitates trafficking in arms and empowers insecurity and terror. It undermines development and humanitarian programs, and diverts funds from education, infrastructure, and other essential societal programs. Thus deepening poverty in society, impeding the qualities and oversight of infrastructure, distorting business competitions, and subverting domestic institutions. Given the impacts corruption can have on society, if indeed Somalia is designated as the world’s most corrupted state, how can it be a successful nation? After all, is Somalia a corrupted nation?

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