Informal payments to public officials (% of firms)

Definition: Informal payments to public officials are the percentage of firms expected to make informal payments to public officials to "get things done" with regard to customs, taxes, licenses, regulations, services, and the like.

Description: The map below shows how Informal payments to public officials (% of firms) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Bangladesh, with a value of 85.10. The country with the lowest value in the world is Eritrea, with a value of 0.00.

Source: World Bank, Enterprise Surveys (http://www.enterprisesurveys.org/).

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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