So, if people refuse to pay taxes there is no income in revenue, therefore, there is no possibility to grow wealth in the country. If there is no money for investment there can not be any changes in education, health, countries infrastructure etc. Corruption undermines any kind of development. It grows poverty in the country, because people suffer from corrupted people who take their money to benefit themselves and not use the money where needed. Because of corruption, people have less access to health, housing and education, which are the major indicators, if not enough developed, to poverty.

Poverty, of course means, poorer infrastructure for innovation and growth. According to a Romanian political scientist, academic, journalist and writer Alina Mungiu-Pippidi: if you know how much corrupt a country is, you can predict how much innovation there will be in the future. Innovation, therefore, strongly correlates with control of corruption. In the European Union- Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and Italy have the poorest corruption control. While the Nordic countries have the best. Therefore, it is no wonder why the same countries- Romania and Bulgaria are the poorest in the European Union, while Finland and Sweden have the highest rates in income. It is all because of the governments ability to control corruption: if corruption is high so equals poverty in the country and vice versa. It is known, that the post-soviet and Eastern Europe countries have a higher level of corruption and less trust in the government than other EU members, and it is also known, that these countries mostly have a higher level of poverty.

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Corruption. (January 10, 2016). Reviewed on 14:52, April 12 2021