Global Integrity’s latest data from Brazil was posted live on our website earlier today. The Brazil scorecard is part of the Global Integrity Report: 2009, a collection of bottom-up data gathering and reporting on the existence and effectiveness of national level anti-corruption systems.
The Brazil scorecard shows a mixed picture, with good news on civil society freedoms, voting and elections, and effective monitoring of the privatization process. However, our data notes that weak political financing regulations allow wealthy corporations and individuals in Brazil to exercise decisive influence on national and local elections.
The findings from the 2009 Brazil scorecard have been featured widely in the Brazilian press both in print and online. (See here, here, here and here.) Nathaniel Heller, Global Integrity’s Managing Director, spoke with journalist Gilberto Scofield at O Globo, which led to this article (in Portuguese).
You can read more about political financing, access to information, and other key elements of Brazil’s national anti-corruption architecture on the Global Integrity Report website.
— Global Integrity