Global Corruption Barometer

The Global Corruption Barometer published by Transparency International is the largest survey in the world tracking public opinion on corruption.[1] It surveys 114,000 people in 107 countries on their view of corruption.

Have you paid a bribe in 2013?Edit

People in 107 countries have been surveyed whether they have paid a bribe to a public body during the last year; but for a small number of these countries, including Brazil and Russia, response data on particular questions has been excluded because of concerns about validity and reliability. The margin of error for each country is 3%. The typical sample size is 1,000 people. Four countries – Cyprus, Luxembourg, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands – have a sample size of 500 people and a margin of error of 4%.

Unlike the other similar Corruption Perception Index published by Transparency International, this is a survey directly asking the population instead of using "perceived expert opinions", which is liable to substantial bias and has been under criticism as such. In a 2013 article in Foreign Policy, Alex Cobham argued that the CPI embeds a powerful and misleading elite bias in popular perceptions of corruption, potentially contributing to a vicious cycle and at the same time incentivizing inappropriate policy responses. Cobham resumes: "the index corrupts perceptions to the extent that it's hard to see a justification for its continuing publication".[2]

Rank Country/Territory % of people who paid bribes[3]
1   Australia 1
2   Denmark 1
3   Finland 1
4   Japan 1
5   Spain 2
6   Canada 3
7   South Korea 3
8   Malaysia 3
9   Maldives 3
10   New Zealand 3
11   Norway 3
12   Uruguay 3
13   Portugal 3
14   Belgium 4
15   Croatia 4
16   Georgia 4
17   Italy 5
18   United Kingdom 5
19   Estonia 6
20   Slovenia 6
21    Switzerland 7
22   United States 7
23   Bulgaria 8
24   Chile 10
25   El Salvador 12
26   Hungary 12
27   Israel 12
28   Palestine 12
29   Jamaica 12
30   Philippines 12
31   Argentina 13
32   Rwanda 13
33   Vanuatu 13
34   Czech Republic 15
35   Kosovo 16
36   North Macedonia 17
37   Romania 17
38   Sudan 17
39   Armenia 18
40   Thailand 18
41   Tunisia 18
42   Cyprus 19
43   Latvia 19
44   Sri Lanka 19
45   Peru 20
46   Slovakia 21
47   Turkey 21
48   Colombia 22
49   Greece 22
50   Paraguay 25
51   Lithuania 26
52   Serbia 26
53   Papua New Guinea 27
54   Venezuela 27
55   Bosnia and Herzegovina 28
56   Madagascar 28
57   Iraq 29
58   Moldova 29
59   Vietnam 30
60     Nepal 31
61   Mexico 33
62   Kazakhstan 34
63   Pakistan 34
64   Solomon Islands 34
65   Bolivia 36
66   Egypt 36
67   Indonesia 36
68   Taiwan 36
69   Ukraine 37
70   Jordan 37
71   Bangladesh 39
72   South Sudan 39
73   Algeria 41
74   Nigeria 44
75   Ethiopia 44
76   Mongolia 45
77   Kyrgyzstan 45
78   Afghanistan 46
79   DR Congo 46
80   South Africa 47
81   Morocco 49
82   India 54
83   Ghana 54
84   Tanzania 56
85   Cambodia 57
86   Senegal 57
87   Uganda 61
88   Cameroon 62
89   Libya 62
90   Zimbabwe 62
91   Mozambique 62
92   Kenya 70
93   Yemen 74
94   Liberia 75
95   Sierra Leone 84

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "Global Corruption Barometer - 2013". transparency.org. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
  2. ^ Cobham, Alex. "Corrupting Perceptions". Foreign Policy.
  3. ^ "BBC News - Map: Which country pays the most bribes?". bbc.com. Retrieved 2014-04-30.

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