People and Corruption: Latin America and the Caribbean

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Report published 9 October 2017
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This new report from the Global Corruption Barometer series is based on surveys with over 22,000 citizens living in 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. We asked about first-hand experiences of bribery in public services and perceptions of the scale of corruption. Our report comes at a time when governments around the world are having to pay greater attention to tackling corruption as the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – an ambitious set of 17 global goals – calls on governments to “substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms” (Goal 16.5).

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Country / Territory - Argentina   |   Belize   |   Bolivia   |   Brazil   |   Chile   |   Colombia   |   Costa Rica   |   Dominican Republic   |   Ecuador   |   El Salvador   |   Guatemala   |   Honduras   |   Jamaica   |   Mexico   |   Nicaragua   |   Panama   |   Paraguay   |   Trinidad and Tobago   |   Uruguay   |   Venezuela   
Region - Americas   
Language(s) - English   
Topic - Accountability   |   Civil society   |   Health   |   Judiciary   |   Law enforcement   |   Politics and government   |   Poverty and development   |   Public procurement   |   Public services   |   Surveys   

True stories

Balancing the budget

Government cars were frequently misused for private journeys, or by friends and relatives. Some were reportedly even being sent abroad.Read the story

Corruption derailed

When a new city mayor took office in 2010, he contacted the team to ask for their help in rooting out corruption in the transport office.Read the story