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Global Integrity Report

Summary: The Global Integrity Report intends to help policymakers, advocates, journalists and citizens identify and anticipate the areas where corruption is more likely to occur. Each country assessment contained in the Global Integrity Report is comprised of a series of Global Integrity Indicators (GII).

Main Points: The GII uses some 300 indicators to assess the existence and effectiveness of anti-corruption mechanisms that promote public integrity. The GII groups countries into five performance "tiers" according to a country's overall aggregated score: very strong (90+); strong (80+); moderate (70+); weak (60+); very weak (< 60).

The Integrity Scorecard are prepared and scored by the lead in-country researcher. Each country's 300-plus Integrity Indicators are aggregated to generate a country scorecard and the cross-country GII.

The Integrity Scorecard for each country examines three concepts:

·        The existence of public integrity mechanisms, including laws and institutions, which promote public accountability and limit corruption.

·        The effectiveness of those mechanisms.

·        The access that citizens have to those mechanisms.

The Integrity Indicators are a unique instrument designed to provide a quantitative assessment of anti-corruption safeguards in a particular country at the national level. Carefully selected from a comprehensive review of the anti-corruption literature and other democratic governance sources, including Transparency International's National Integrity Systems framework, the Integrity Indicators are used to "score" the institutional framework that exists at the national level to promote public integrity and accountability and prevent abuses of power. For 2009, the Integrity Indicators were organized into six main categories and 23 sub-categories. They were:

·        Civil Society, Public Information and Media (Civil Society Organizations, Media, Public Access to Information)

·        Elections (Voting & Citizen Participation, Election Integrity, Political Financing)

·        Government Accountability (Executive Accountability, Legislative Accountability, Judicial Accountability, Budget Processes)

·        Administration and Civil Service (Civil Service Regulations, Whistle-blowing Measures, Procurement, Privatization

·        Oversight and Regulation (National Ombudsman, Supreme Audit Institution, Taxes and Customs, State-Owned Enterprises, Business Licensing and Regulation)

·        Anti-Corruption and Rule of Law (Anti-Corruption Law, Anti-Corruption Agency, Rule of Law, Law Enforcement)

The dataset covers global sample of countries.

Access to database:

Source: The Global Integrity Report: Methodology

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