Transparency International data shows Ethiopia suffers from high levels of bribery

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Transparency International said today that contrary to recent reports, it has not ranked Ethiopia as the least corrupt country in Africa.

Data from the anti-corruption group’s research shows that Ethiopia’s citizens and institutions suffer from high levels of bribery.  

Transparency International’s Global Corruption Barometer 2013, a public opinion survey published in July 2013, showed 44% of respondents in Ethiopia who had come into contact with one of eight public services reported having paid a bribe.

The Global Corruption Barometer does not measure the overall level of corruption in a given country and is not intended as a tool for ranking countries. The survey was carried out in 107 countries and represents the views of over 114,000 people. In Ethiopia, the survey covered a nationally representative sample of 1,000 respondents.

In Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2013, a separate report which measures the perceived levels of corruption in a country’s public sector, Ethiopia was ranked 111 out of 177 countries, with a score of 33 on a scale where 100 means very clean and 0 means highly corrupt.


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