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Grand corruption emerged as the biggest problem in the Maldives when a massive scandal unravelled in 2015. 59 islands and lagoons have been subject to corrupt deals brokered by politicians. What is equally worrying, the judiciary is now so compromised by its closeness to the executive branch that many perpetrators of corruption may escape justice.
The polls are now open in the voting phase of Transparency International's Unmask the Corrupt campaign to highlight the most symbolic cases of grand corruption. Voting closes on 9 February 2016. TI will then look at the cases that have received the most votes and will openly discuss with all how the corrupt should be punished.
Different numbers have been floated around for what it would cost globally to end poverty, stop climate change and make sure no one goes hungry. These numbers add up into trillions of dollars. How are we going to keep track of the money to make sure it is not wasted, lost to corruption or mismanaged?