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Transparency International’s Global Corruption Barometer gathered data from 95 countries on bribery. For a small number of them, including Brazil and Russia, data on particular questions has been excluded because of concerns about validity and reliability. For the question on corrupt institutions 105 countries were covered.
One person in four has paid a bribe to a public body in the last year, according to a survey carried out in 95 countries by Transparency International.
The poor record of some African nations on bribery stands out. Sierra Leone has the highest number of respondents admitting to having paid a bribe - 84% - and seven out of nine of the countries with the highest reported bribery rate are in sub-Saharan Africa. See the list below. The countries with the lowest reported bribery rate are Denmark, Finland, Japan and Australia, they all have a bribery rate of 1%.
INTERACTIVE Population who have paid a bribe
27% world average
1. Sierra Leone 84%
2. Liberia 75%
3. Yemen 74%
4. Kenya 70%
My opinion is that perhaps it isn't all that accurate as people in developed nations are perhaps less likely to admit their corruption due to potentially being traced.
Imagine if there could be an accurate barometer for all nations, and including all sorts of corruption such as blackmail, lies etc as well as bribery. Pretty sure a lot of places would see their percentages rise.
My opinion is that perhaps it isn't all that accurate as people in developed nations are perhaps less likely to admit their corruption due to potentially being traced. Imagine if there could be an accurate barometer for all nations, and including all sorts of corruption such as blackmail, lies etc as well as bribery. Pretty sure a lot of places would see their percentages rise.
OUR VISION A WORLD IN WHICH GOVERNMENT, POLITICS, BUSINESS, CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE DAILY LIVES OF PEOPLE ARE FREE OF CORRUPTION
More than one in two people think corruption has worsened over the last two years, according to a public opinion survey by Transparency International. Its annual Global Corruption Barometer found 27% of respondents said they had paid a bribe when accessing public services and institutions in the last year. The survey covered more than 100 countries. Perhaps it's time to challenge our perceptions of corruption, writes BBC Newshour's Tim Franks.
The evidence suggests a global pandemic, a disease which infects and corrodes and rots. Most people appear to think it's getting worse. And yet the reaction is often just a tut - it's other people's problem, or a shrug - it's always been with us and it always will be.
It is corruption.
It is an act, a fact of life, which occurs - by and large - in the shadows. Some, though, are trying doggedly to draw back the curtain - among them, the Berlin-based pressure group, Transparency International. Its latest global Survey of corruption covered 107 countries and 114,000 people. And most of them say that corruption has worsened over the last two years.
Nor is it simply about discreetly folding money into an official's palm. It is political parties, "the driving force of democracies", as TI calls them, which are perceived to be the most corrupt public institution.
That is, in large part, because corruption is not just about bribery. Almost two out of three people say they believe personal relationships are what help get things done in the public sector - one in two say their government is largely or completely run by special interest groups.
Key findings of the Global Corruption Barometer 2013
More than half of those surveyed believe corruption has worsened in the last two years
In the last year, 27% of respondents say they have paid a bribe when accessing public services and institutions
Nearly 9 out of 10 people surveyed said they would act against corruption
2/3 of those who were asked to pay a bribe say they had refused
In 51 countries around the world political parties are seen as the most corrupt institution
Others may argue that beyond the familiar figures of the grasping politician, dodgy hack and bent policeman, corruption is more amorphous and more pervasive. The Harvard moral philosopher, Michael Sandel, draws an almost Shakespearean image of the corruption of the social fabric when he writes of prisoners paying to upgrade their cell, or patients paying to jump the queue at public hospitals, or schools paying children $2 a pop to read books.
Transparency International's view
"Bribe-paying levels remain very high worldwide, but people believe they have the power to stop corruption and the number of those willing to combat the abuse of power, secret dealings and bribery is significant"
Huguette Labelle, Chair of Transparency International
Perhaps in the first instance, we should all challenge our preconceptions about the places, the situations, the morality, even the language of corruption. That it isn't just something that other people do. Or it's not just something that everyone does - a fee, rather than a bribe, whether you're paying or taking.
More than 200 years ago, the great political thinker Edmund Burke warned that "among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist". If that is right, corruption deserves more than a tut or a shrug.
Originally posted by wiser3
Hahahahaha! This map means nothing...
As far as I am concerned all countries which are giving Aid to other countries should insist that all monies spent by the receiving countries be fully scrutinised
Originally posted by jude11
America is zero? Who the hell wrote this crap?
Absolutely BS as the US is the most corrupt Nation on Earth.