About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 19:07 - 28 Mar.'15
 
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Georgia Slightly Improves Standing in TI Corruption Index
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 1 Dec.'11 / 15:07

Georgia’s score in Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perception Index this year was slightly better with the country taking 64th place out of 182 countries surveyed.
 
The index, released on December 1, gave Georgia score of 4.1, an improvement from last year’s 3.8; Georgia scored the same point of 4.1 in the similar index in 2009.

The Corruption Perceptions Index, which ranks countries based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be, scores countries on a scale from 0 - perceived to be highly corrupt to 10 - perceived to have low levels of corruption.

Georgia, which shares 64th place with South Africa, is ranked between Turkey (with score of 4.2) and Croatia (with score of 4) and is ahead of other former Soviet states, except of the Baltic States, as well as ahead of EU-member Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Romania and Slovakia.

Transparency International Georgia attributed the country’s progress to “the successful introduction of an electronic, transparent procurement system, which has been a very positive development.”

“The government’s steps to make data accessible to citizens online and promote e-governance are very positive,” Eka Gigauri, TI Georgia’s Executive Director, said. “We encourage the government to further increase these efforts particularly in regards of some state agencies, which are considered less transparent.”

The watchdog group, however, also said that despite the progress Georgia’s national anti-corruption system needed more measures for improvement.

“Our recently published National Integrity System analysis shows that Georgia’s system of democratic checks and balances remains weak. The judiciary, the media, civil society, and opposition parties are underperforming as institutions which should balance the concentration of power of the government. The executive branch remains largely unchecked, because of the ruling party’s constitutional majority in Parliament”, Gigauri said.

Latest News
28 Mar.'15 19:07
Businessman Fatally Shot in Tbilisi
Khardziani, who was shot several times outside his home in Tbilisi center, died in hospital.
28 Mar.'15 17:14
Usupashvili Calls to Intensify Work of Constitutional Commission
“The goal is to improve the existing constitution and not to adopt a new one,” he said.
27 Mar.'15 17:05
Georgia Appoints New Envoy to NATO
Alexander Maisuradze has replaced Levan Dolidze as Georgia’s ambassador to NATO.
27 Mar.'15 16:29
EU’s ENP Progress Report on Georgia
Georgia made “some progress” with “achievements notably” in human rights, report says.
26 Mar.'15 23:40
At Press Conference PM Slams Media
“Information about deeds done by the government is not properly delivered to the public,” he said.
26 Mar.'15 16:12
PM Says Too Preoccupied with Domestic Affairs to Visit Ukraine Now
“I am preoccupied with domestic affairs and I maximally try to avoid foreign visits,” he said.
26 Mar.'15 13:49
PM Downplays GD Coalition Member’s ‘Unacceptable’ Anti-Western Rhetoric
MP Topadze’s remarks are “unacceptable”, but “there is nothing tragic or special” about it, he said.
25 Mar.'15 23:54
C.Bank Keeps Key Rate at 4.5%
External factors continue to have negative affect on Georgian economy, central bank said.
25 Mar.'15 17:14
Political Ratings and Public Attitudes in IRI-commissioned Poll
55% of respondents think Georgia is moving in the wrong direction.
24 Mar.'15 18:05
Parliament Speaker of Norway Visits Georgia
“The only good answer to the Russian aggression… is to build true democracy,” he said.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
47