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Measuring Corruption: Transparency International’s “Corruption Perceptions Index”

Corruption, Accountability and Discretion

ISBN: 978-1-78743-556-8, eISBN: 978-1-78743-555-1

ISSN: 2053-7697

Publication date: 24 October 2017

Abstract

Citizens are demanding better performance from governments and they are increasingly aware of the costs of poor management and corruption. In view of scarce resources and the major transformations already underway in the global economy, identification and awareness of good governance and preventing corrupt practices have become key to ensuring structural reforms and critical investments necessary for encouraging, sustaining, and enhancing economic growth and competitiveness. Political corruption severely undermines government legitimacy and weakens the development of political, economic, social, and environmental structures.

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Clark, A.K. (2017), "Measuring Corruption: Transparency International’s “Corruption Perceptions Index”", Corruption, Accountability and Discretion (Public Policy and Governance, Vol. 29), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 3-22. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2053-769720170000029001

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