What does this index include?
The new Computer Mediated Government Transparency Index (T-Index) produced by ERCAS in 2021 measures transparency as the existence of accessible (free of cost) public information required to deter corruption and enable public accountability in a society. The De Jure index reviews legal transparency (a country’s transparency legislation), and de the De Facto Index rates 14 essential websites for the coverage and accessibility of data. The 14 websites were selected using the categories of transparency described in the United Nations Convention (UNCAC) against Corruption and Sustainable Development Goal16. A fraction of the De Facto index (Administrative Transparency is included in the Index for Public Integrity.
De jure transparency
(laws and treaties)
De facto transparency
(open, free and comprehensive data)
- Online reports of the Supreme Audit Institution (at least annual report) offering detailed information on audit results
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Please cite Alina Mungiu-Pippidi (2022) "Transparency and Corruption: Measuring real transparency by a new index" Regulation and Governance. DOI: 10.1111/rego.1250.
When using individual components of the Index of Public Integrity , please also cite the original sources as indicated in this methodology paper.