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posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 03:35 AM
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The Global Corruption Map 2013 according to Transparency International.

The map is incomplete due to possible unreliability of information in certain nations.

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.

www.bbc.co.uk...

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

Top countries:
1. Sierra Leone 84%
2. Liberia 75%
3. Yemen 74%
4. Kenya 70%
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posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 04:47 AM
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America is zero? Who the hell wrote this crap?

Absolutely BS as the US is the most corrupt Nation on Earth.

Peace



posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 05:06 AM
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Yeah man this map is total bs. How is Russia unranked? Russia is as corrupt as the US... i think US or Russia made this map?



posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 05:14 AM
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Hahahahaha! This map means nothing, my brother and I are this very minute discussing corruption in Namibia, which is rife, and Namibia according to the map is also untouched! I wish!

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 and if corruption is exposed, as it will be especially in Africa, all future Aid should be put on hold until structures are put in place by the recipients to control their expenditure and eliminate corruption!
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posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 05:20 AM
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That map is corrupted.



posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 05:21 AM
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reply to post by theabsolutetruth
 


Thanx for this Post, BUT I do have to agree with the Members above me here. This IS Not Accurate! But it doesn't surprise me as Who the Hell would actually admit to Paying Bribes, even if they were assured they would not be found out? No One! Later, Syx.



posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 05:23 AM
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reply to post by jude11
 


Jude, My Sentiments Exactly! Syx.



posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 05:47 AM
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reply to post by jude11
 


Where are you getting zero from?

I'm getting 7%



posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 05:50 AM
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reply to post by wiser3
 


No data in Namibia means no date for Namibia, not that it's not corrupt.



posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 07:54 AM
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reply to post by AlphaHawk
 


Sorry, I know, worded myself badly!

My post was just what you stated, Namibia is not not corrupt!



posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 10:24 AM
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I did say in the OP:



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.



I posted this partly due to the inaccuracy of this map and the fact that I think it would show a different grading completely if the truth of corruption were shown.

Still, this is interesting in as much as these are the nations of which the 1000 people survey ADMITTED to BRIBERY.

As I also mentioned in the OP, if it were to cover other types of corruption such as lies, blackmail etc I think even then the map would show much more corruption, even in 'developed' nations.


This is a classic example of a supposedly respectful 'survey' giving accurate details of global corruption then reported on MSM as a true statistic.

How many people will see this map and take it for real, they will most likely think of it as accurate and think their lovely nation is largely incorrupt whilst certain other places are rife with corruption, they do not realise, yet, that their nation is possibly just as, if not more corrupt, in other ways.

That said, there are likely to be variations in the types of corruption, for example in Africa might be a daily thing where a local official, an office worker for example can be corrupted easier than say the UK or US, where you probably wouldn't get far if you called DVLA call centre, for for example and tried bribing their staff or tried bribing a vote counter at an election, there are stricter controls over things in many areas of established bureaucracy that might not be in place in developing nations where it could be the only way to get something done there.

It also highlights areas that have financial and food aid given from other nations and shows high levels of corruption in these areas and possibly that the aid, as we mostly know isn't necessarily getting to it's target groups, rather being filtered into government and corrupt hands.

Even if this is the only lesson learned from this map, and there are probably more lessons, it is that unmonitored spending in these areas is possibly worsening the conditions there for those it is trying to help.
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posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 10:27 AM
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The isn't any date given for Russia, as I said in the OP if certain places were they would show lots of corruption, Russia being perhaps in the highest category.



posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 11:13 AM
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Just to add to the OP, Transparency International is aware of discrepancies in getting accurate corruption figures. The BBC is doing some reports on this this week and there should be further articles.

Transparency International's Vision


OUR VISION A WORLD IN WHICH GOVERNMENT, POLITICS, BUSINESS, CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE DAILY LIVES OF PEOPLE ARE FREE OF CORRUPTION


At least MSM is giving the exposing of and recognition of corruption as PANDEMIC, quality air time.
Here is another article based on information from the Global Corruption Map.

www.bbc.co.uk...


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.
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posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 11:27 AM
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Also from Transparency International are the National Results ,these maps are INTERACTIVE, click on the link and the page will show more information, such as individual percentages for each nation or for each service, such as Governments, Police, etc. Here are the 3 maps covering various areas.

1. INSTITUTIONS PERCEIVED BY RESPONDENTS TO BE AMONG THE MOST AFFECTED BY CORRUPTION

The icons above represent 12 major institutions, from the media or the police, to political parties or the judicial system. Click an icon to see the countries where respondents felt the selected institution was among the most corrupt in the country.
Overall, political parties are seen to be the most corrupt institution, followed by the police. For a more detailed analysis of these findings, see our report.
You can also download our data set.

2. PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS PER COUNTRY/TERRITORY WHO PAID A BRIBE TO ONE OF EIGHT SERVICES IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS

In the graphic, a lower percentage (green) means respondents paid few or no bribes, while a higher percentage means most or all paid bribes.

Hover on a country to see the precise percentage of respondents who paid a bribe to one or more of the following services in the prior 12 months: education system, judicial system, medical and health services, police, registry and permit services, utilities, tax, and land services.
Globally, one in four people report paying a bribe in the past year. Bribery not only costs the individual paying the bribe – it also undermines the efficient and equitable allocation of resources, people’s respect for the rule of law and the overall integrity of a society.

3. PERCENTAGEOF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE ORDINARY PEOPLE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION

We asked people the extent to which they agreed with the following statement: ‘Ordinary people can make a difference in the fight against corruption.’

In the graphic, a lower percentage (red) means respondents do not feel empowered to challenge corruption in their country; a higher percentage (green) indicates that people feel they can make a difference in the fight against corruption. Hover on a country to see the precise percentage.
Overall, two in three (67 per cent) people around the globe believe that ordinary people can make a difference in the fight against corruption.
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posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 11:38 AM
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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


What is the purpose of giving aid than just buying influence? The aim of giving aid is more pointed than mere altruistic goodwill.



posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 02:57 PM
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I was discussing low level corruption with a group of systems thinking specialists a while back. Under discussion was the question of bribing traffic officers for small speeding fines.

Given that south african municipalities are known to be corrupt and if you pay that small speeding fine it is going to line some rich politicians pocket. Paying them supports the system and make them set bad speed limits in non-obvious places to catch more unaware motorists and so just worsen the situation. Paying a bribe to the traffic officer involved makes individual corruption worse, but at least the money is going to a under payed cop, but that is not a good situation either.

The final view that percolated was that harm to society is probably minimized by bribing the cop for the least amount possible so as to provide the smallest possible incentive to worsen the system. The fact that in the process that enriches the country by allowing systems thinkers more leisure hours to discuss things like this was obvious as well


So a few months later when meeting, the topic came up again, and almost everyone had put the theory into practice. The minimum bribes that tied for first place, both for exceeding the speed limit by one or 2km/h were a plastic ballpoint pen vs 2 apples.

Getting rid of profitable corruption 1 negotiation at a time!



posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 03:00 PM
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America is less than five percent
That is probably true, it is the richest five percent that is funding the campaigns....Oh I forgot :shk: campaign contributions aren't legally bribes.

Contributions to institutions are not considered bribes either. You never do things to ire big contributors.
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posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 04:16 PM
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Perhaps that is a viable strategy, minimising the bribes, but it would take a majority to make it work effectively and long term.



posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 05:07 PM
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Exactly, 'corruption' has many guises, some of them seemingly innocent regardless of their destructive non democratic nature.



posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 05:10 PM
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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.

Peace


Canada is less then 5%...


We live in igloos too... and hunt polar bears and seals...

Whup.... gotta go... theres a moose in my backyard!

Now where's my bow...





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