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Corruption and Poverty in Malaysia, India and Pakistan

Author: MOHAMED ASLAM BIN
Published in IJED, Vol. 12 No. 1

Poverty is one of the major economic development issues to governments of developing countries. Too high poverty incidence will delay rapid economic growth and development. On the other hand, corruption is another biggest issue that constantly affected the economic well being of developing countries. Explicitly these two issues have affected economic growth performance of developing countries particularly. A significant number of papers have analyzed the relationship between poverty and corruption, and the general consensus stated that the corruption and poverty incidence is interrelated and have influenced economic performance. This paper plans to investigate the relationship between the corruption and poverty and public spending in the case of Malaysia, India, and Pakistan. A panel regression model was used to analyze the link between the variables. In short, the results show that there is a significant link between the corruption and poverty as well with public spending.

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