International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde (from left), Jose Ugaz of Transparency International, Daria Kaleniuk of the Anti-Corruption Action Center, and Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg participate in a panel discussion at the Anti-Corruption Summit in London in May 2016. Frank Augstein/AP hide caption

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Trump's Conflicts Could Undercut Global Efforts To Fight Corruption, Critics Say

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Phoolan Devi, popularly known as the "Bandit Queen," received garlands in New Delhi in 1996 after she was elected to parliament. She spent 11 years in jail on charges of murder and banditry, and was released in 1994. She was assassinated in 2001. John Moore/Associated Press hide caption

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Kenyan Bus Driver Speaks Out Against Everyday Corruption On Live TV

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The Trump International Golf Club in Dubai is part of the president-elect's real estate empire. Trump has said his sons would run his companies while he's president. Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For Global Investors, 'Uncertainty' Over Business Climate Under Trump

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Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi leaves a Catholic hospice in Cesano Boscone on May 9, 2014, after serving his first day of community service for tax fraud. Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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When It Comes To Wealthy Leaders, World Abounds With Cautionary Tales

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Former Secretary of the Central Secretariat of the Communist Party of China Ling Jihua, seen here in 2013, was found guilty of accepting bribes and allowing his wife and son to benefit from corruption. Lintao Zhang/Getty Images hide caption

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1 Address, 2,000 Companies, And The Ease Of Doing Business In The U.K.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) toasts with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II during a state banquet at Buckingham Palace in London on the first day of the state visit in October 2015. Elizabeth said on camera that Chinese officials had been "very rude" during the official visit. Dominic Lipinski/AP hide caption

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Spain's Playground For The Wealthy Becomes Corruption Scandal Epicenter

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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (center) and Maria Alyokhina (left) leave a police station near Sochi on Feb. 18, 2014. They'd been arrested earlier in the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics and walked free after being questioned about an alleged theft from a hotel. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An image from the Corruption Perceptions Index shows the U.S. with a score of 76, on a scale of 0-100. The top spot (judged the least corrupt) was taken by Denmark, with a score of 91. Screengrab by NPR hide caption

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Nigeria's former national security adviser Sambo Dasuki (center) arrives at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Dec. 14 for a hearing on charges of possessing weapons illegally. Olamikan Gbemiga /AP hide caption

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Did Corruption In Nigeria Hamper Its Fight Against Boko Haram?

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