Global Corruption Barometer 2013

This report from Transparency International examines how corruption features in people’s lives around the world. The report is based on a survey of over 114,000 respondents across the globe where they examine people’s direct experiences with bribery and their willingness to act to stop corruption. 


The report shows that 27% of the respondents globally had to pay a bribe during last year, and 53% think that corruption has increased over the last two years.
Looking at bribery in Asia there is a big difference among the countries, for example in India 54% paid a bribe during last year, in Indonesia 36%, while in Malaysia it was only 3%.
Global Key Findings:
  • More than one in four people (27%) report having paid a bribe in the last twelve months
  • The police (31%) and the judiciary (24%) are seen as the two most bribery prone entrusted public institutions
  • The majority (54%) believe that governments are not doing enough to hold the corrupt to account
  • Political parties are viewed as the most corrupt
  • Nearly two thirds (64%) believe that personal connections help get things done in the public administration
  • Fifty-four percent think powerful groups rather than the public good are judged to be driving government actions
  • Nearly 9 in 10 (87%) state they are willing to act against corruption  




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