Corruption in Yemen
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corruption in yemen is a highly serious problem.
absent any "system of control and accountability," corruption is now present throughout the public and private spheres, so much so that in the words of the world bank, "[c]orruption and patronage networks are running the country's public affairs." this ubiquitous corruption has resulted in weak government and "corrupt power blocs that control public resources." as a consequence of civil-service corruption, there are large numbers of so-called ghost workers. corruption in the energy, communications, and health and education sectors have resulted in inadequate service or no service at all.
jane marriott, britain's ambassador to yemen, stated in december 2013 that corruption in yemen was so pervasive that it was credibly undermining the security and economy of the nation. she also noted that institutionalized corruption of such a grand scale discourages development and innovation.
as of 2018,