The Asia Pacific region struggles to combat corruption and tackle the profound health and economic impact of COVID-19.
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Since its inception in 1995, the Corruption Perceptions Index, Transparency International’s flagship research product, has become the leading global indicator of public sector corruption. The index offers an annual snapshot of the relative degree of corruption by ranking countries and territories from all over the globe. In 2012, Transparency International revised the methodology used to construct the index to allow for comparison of scores from one year to the next.
Percentage of people who think government corruption is a big problem*
Percentage of public service users paid a bribe in the previous 12 months*
*Since the most recent publication of the GCB - Asia - 2020
Since its debut in 2003, the Global Corruption Barometer has surveyed the experiences of everyday people confronting corruption around the world. Through our barometer, tens of thousands of people around the globe are asked about their views and experiences, making it the only worldwide public opinion survey on corruption.
The Global Corruption Barometer – Asia is the largest, most detailed set of public opinion data on people’s views and experiences of corruption and bribery in Asia.
From Ukraine to Tunisia and Brazil, large-scale cases of grand corruption in recent years have involved the acquisition of luxury property, vehicles and goods.
We spoke to 21,861 people in 16 countries, regions and territories across the Asia Pacific region about their perceptions and experiences of corruption.