Global Integrity Index
The Global Integrity Index measures the gap between the quality of laws of a country and their implementation.
Though Global Integrity no looker produces a country-by-country ranking of overall performance on the Integrity Indicators, they focus more on countries that have significantly improved or declined in their overall performance between assessments.
The Global Integrity Report relies on a qualified network of in-country researchers and journalists to generate quantitative data and qualitative reporting on the health of a country's anti-corruption framework. Each country assessment contained in the Global Integrity Report comprises two core elements: a qualitative Reporter's Notebook and a quantitative Integrity Indicators scorecard. An Integrity Indicators scorecard assesses the existence, effectiveness, and citizen access to key governance and anti-corruption mechanisms through more than 300 actionable indicators. It examines issues such as transparency of the public procurement process, media freedom, asset disclosure requirements, and conflicts of interest regulations. Scorecards take into account both existing legal measures on the books and de facto realities of practical implementation in each country.
Significant improvement in atni-corruption performance in 2010 could be observed, among others in: Argentina, Ethiopia, and Peru. In Eastern Europe, anti-corruption and transparency performance has been decreasing for several years: Poland, Romania and Bulgaria all saw their score deteriorating in 2010.
Blog on the gap between form and function, Matt Andrews, 23 June 2011.