Global Integrity Report

What is the Global Integrity Report?

The Global Integrity Report is an essential guide to anti-corruption institutions and mechanisms around the world, intended to help policymakers, advocates, journalists and citizens identify and anticipate the areas where corruption is more likely to occur within the public sector. The Report evaluates both anti-corruption legal frameworks and the practical implementation and enforcement of those frameworks, and takes a close look at whether citizen can effectively access and use anti-corruption safeguards.

The Report is prepared by local researchers, lawyers, journalists and academics using a double-blind peer review process. Several thousand in-country contributors have participated in preparing the Report since 2004. Conceptually, we have put the Global Integrity Report on hold in 2011 with just a few countries being researched during 2012 and 2013.

Each country assessment contained in the Global Integrity Report comprises two core elements: a qualitative Reporter’s Notebook and a quantitative Integrity Indicators scorecard. An Integrity Indicators scorecard assesses the existence, effectiveness, and citizen access to key governance and anti-corruption mechanisms through more than 300 actionable indicators. They are scored by a lead in-country researcher and blindly reviewed by a panel of peer reviewers, a mix of other in-country experts as well as outside experts. Reporter’s Notebooks are reported and written by in-country journalists and blindly reviewed by the same peer review panel.

Visit our Downloads page to access full historical compilations of Global Integrity data, indicators, methodology white papers, and key findings.

Based on our strategic shift during 2015, we look forward to overhauling and revamping the GIR, making it once again a data product ahead of the curve, breaking ground in the space of actionable governance measurements. We anticipate a major announcement of where we will take the report during 2016.