Even the government has tried hard to control corruption, but bribery is still commonplace.
There are two problems here.
First of all ‘even’ at the beginning of a sentence is normally joined by ‘though’: even though (2 words!).
The second problem is often experienced by Indonesians trying to translate meskipun..akan tetapi. In English there is no akan tetapi, so no but:
Notice the position of the comma in this sentence and don’t forget to include it.
Have fun using even though!