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Business Corruption in Belarus Belarus

Corruption is present at all government levels in Belarus, and the number of registered corruption cases has increased in 2013 compared to 2012. Industry, education, healthcare and construction are vulnerable sectors. The general public also reports that corruption is a serious problem in the country, indicating widespread corruption in the public sector. 

Companies are likely to face discrimination in public procurement in favour of state-owned enterprises and a high risk of corruption due to over 70% state-controlled economy. Making informal payments or gifts in order to secure government contracts are common when doing business in Belarus. In addition, anti-corruption regulations in Belarus still need improvements, and the regulations can be vague.

An extensive description of the levels of corruption within Belarusian institutions and sectors are outlined in the profile's Corruption Levels. For a more detailed analysis of the Belarus government and civil society achievements in the fight against corruption, visit the Public Anti-Corruption Initiatives and Private Anti-Corruption Initiatives chapters.


Belarus Corruption News


Publication date: August 2014

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