Asia
3:31 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

In Storm-Ravaged Philippines, Corruption Undermines Infrastructure

Originally published on Tue November 12, 2013 3:56 pm

Some of the destruction from Typhoon Haiyan was not purely the result of the storm's huge force. Among the leading Asian economies, the Philippines regularly ranks as the most corrupt. Robert Siegel talks with Steven Rood, who runs the Asia Foundation's office in Manila, about how the nation's infrastructure problems, laid bare by the storm, relate to graft and corruption.