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Open Budget Survey Ranks Afghanistan as Second Greatest Improver

January 23, 2013

OpenbudgetSurveyThe just-released Open Budget Survey 2012 ranks Afghanistan as the second greatest improver out of 100 countries in budget transparency. South Korea leads among Asian countries as having the most transparent budget, followed by India, Indonesia, and Afghanistan. The Survey also reveals that the national budgets of 77 of the 100 countries assessed fail to meet basic standards of budget transparency. Read analysis from Asia Foundation experts on what’s being done to increase transparency and reduce corruption in Asia.

Related locations: Afghanistan, India, Indonesia, Korea
Related programs: Economic Opportunity
Related topics: Corruption


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