TACKLING CORRUPTION, TRANSFORMING LIVES
Accelerating Human Development in Asia and the Pacific
Published for the United Nations Development Programme
Copyright ©2008 by the United Nations Development Programme Regional Centre in Colombo, Human Development Report Unit 23 Independence Avenue, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted, in any form or by any means, without permission. Any person who does any unauthorised act in relation to this publication may be liable to criminal prosecution and civil claims for damages. First published, 2008 Published for UNDP by Macmillan India Ltd. MACMILLAN INDIA LTD. Delhi Bangalore Chennai Kolkata Mumbai Ahmedabad Bhopal Chandigarh Coimbatore Cuttack Guwahati Hubli Hyderabad Jaipur Lucknow Madurai Nagpur Patna Pune Thiruvananthapuram Visakhapatnam MACMILLAN WORLDWIDE Australia Brazil Cambodia China Egypt France Germany India Japan Korea Malaysia Nepal Netherlands New Zealand Norway Pakistan Philippines Russia Singapore South Africa Switzerland Thailand Turkey United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States of America Vietnam and others ISBN CORP-000130 Assigned UN sales number: E.08.III.B.2 Published by Rajiv Beri for Macmillan India Ltd. 2/10 Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi 110 002 Printed at Sanat Printers 312 EPIP, Kundli 131 028
TEAM FOR THE PREPARATION OF THE
Asia-Pacific Human Development Report TACKLING CORRUPTION, TRANSFORMING LIVES Team Leader Anuradha Rajivan
Core Team: Gry Ballestad, Elena Borsatti, Ramesh Gampat, Renata Rubian, Niranjan Sarangi, Ruwanthi Senarathne, Omar Siddique, Manoja Wickramarathne Statistics team: Ramesh Gampat, Niranjan Sarangi, Ruwanthi Senarathne, Manoja Wickramarathne Editor: Peter Stalker Designer: Rustam Vania Publishers: Macmillan India Ltd. The Asia-Pacific Human Development Report Unit (HDRU), Regional Centre in Colombo (RCC) The HDRU team members, both past and present, who worked on this collaborative.