Rapid Economic Growth versus Inclusive Corruption: The Impact of Corruption on Sustainable Development in Bangladesh

University essay from Lunds universitet/Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to analyze the recent trend of economic growth and corruption in Bangladesh. Observing the recent data and analyzing the relevant studies the thesis aims at finding the changing pattern of corruption and how it can be a challenge for attaining sustainable development. The thesis is qualitative in nature based on theoretical studies and few secondary data. The study finds that the conventional wisdom does not fit fully in case of Bangladesh as the relationship between corruption and economic growth is not that simple and straight. The nature and magnitude of this relationship is changing over a period. Bangladesh has the potentials even grow economically and socially better if corruption can be controlled further through comprehensive measures by increasing institutional efficiency and social awareness. The paper concludes by acknowledging the fact that the pattern of corruption is changing and getting more social acceptance day by day which will be challenging to attain sustainable development.

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