Corruption Perceptions Index 2011
29 November, 2011
- Georgia ranks 64th out of 183 countries, scoring 4.1 on a scale from 10 to 0 in 2011;
- Perceived corruption in Georgia is lower than in several European Union memberstates, including Slovakia, Italy, Greece, Romania and Bulgaria;
In light of the sectors covered by the CPI, TI Georgia calls for the government to focus on:
- Enhancing the role of Parliament to strengthen Georgia’s system of democratic checks and balances, including by promoting a level playing field for all political parties ahead of the 2012 Parliamentary elections;
- Continuing efforts to improve the independence of the judiciary, including by making the extensively-used plea bargaining practice more transparent and by ensuring that laws are equally applied to everybody - including in the areas of conflicts of interest, property rights, tax collection and party financing - addressing concerns about arbitrary enforcement;
- Further promoting e-governance and access to public information, by pro-actively releasing key data sets online, decreasing exemptions for government bodies from using the electronic procurement system and by improving access to public information for civil society and the media, especially in the regions.
- Refrain from any undue government interference in the media sector.
Perceived corruption around the world
What is the CPI?The CPI is compiled by the Secretariat of Transparency International, the global civil society movement against corruption, based in Berlin. It ranks countries/territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be. The CPI is based on surveys conducted by international organizations and consultancy firms. It also reflects the views of observers from around the world, including experts living and working in the countries evaluated. The CPI is not an appropriate tool for comparisons of a country’s performance over time but provides a good snapshot of perceived corruption throughout the world.
This year, a total of seven surveys were used to calculate Georgia’s score:
1.) Asian Development Bank: Country Performance Assessment Ratings and
2.) World Bank: Country Performance and Institutional Assessment, providing assessments of transparency, accountability and corruption in the public sector;
3.) Bertelsmann Foundation: Bertelsmann Transformation Index, which assesses the government’s capacity to punish and contain corruption;
4.) Freedom House: Nations in Transit 2011, which measures a government’s efforts to fight corruption and provides an assessment of relevant aspects of the public administration:
5.) Global Insight’s Country Risk Rating, which assess how corruption affects operational activities for businesses;
6.) and 7.) World Economic Forum: Executive Opinion Surveys (EOS) 2010 and 2011, which asked respondents about bribes and undocumented payments are in different parts of the public sector.
For more information about the CPI's, its methodology, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.
For an in-depth analysis of Georgia's key institutions, see TI Georgia's National Integrity System 2011 analysis.
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