Italy 2011

Filed under - Surveys

Published by Transparency International Italia on 30 March 2012

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Italy's National Integrity System is far from robust, with an average NIS score of 55.04 per cent (scores range from 0 [lowest or worst] to 100 [highest or best]). Corruption is able to flourish almost everywhere, as state institutions enjoy considerable autonomy, which does not correspond to standards of accountability and integrity.

Political Parties (46) have the best score with regards to resources, but in contrast have weak mechanisms to ensure integrity. The Public Sector (33), the Media (38), and the Anti‐corruption Agency (38) are the worst performing institutions. The Supreme Audit Institution (79), the Judiciary (75), and the Electoral Management Body (75) are the best performers in Italy’s integrity system. Civil Society, the Supreme Audit Institution and the Judiciary play a major role in the fight against corruption.

The report shows that it’s easy to circumvent mechanisms put in place to protect integrity by taking advantage of complex regulation, difficult access to information, and poor evaluation systems. Many governance institutions – in particular the Executive, Legislative and Judicial power, as well as the Media – have been affected by conflicts of interest.

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Country / Territory - Italy   
Language(s) - English   |   Italian   
Topic - Civil society   |   Judiciary   |   Law enforcement   |   Media   |   Politics and government   |   Private sector   |   Public procurement   |   Public services   |   Surveys   

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Andy McDevitt
Programme Coordinator, Public Sector Integrity
+49 30 3438 20 720

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