For someone living in a country where corruption is widespread, it is very easy to cite examples of corruption, bribery, graft, traffic of influences, nepotism, etc. Measuring corruption in a systematic way is, in contrast, a much more difficult task. Going through the database of World Bank indicators we found two indicators directly related to corruption:
- Percentage of firms expected to make informal payments to public officials
- Percentage of firms expected to give gifts in meetings with tax officials
Click on the links above to find out where your country ranks in terms of corruption. Note though that the World Bank does not have data for all countries.