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Survey sources for the TI Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2007

Number 1 2 3
Source Asian Development Bank African Development Bank Bertelsmann Foundation
Abbreviation ADB AFDB BTI
Name Country Performance Assessment Ratings Country Policy and Institutional Assessments Bertelsmann Transformation Index
Year 2006/2007 2005/2006 2007/2008
Who was surveyed? Country teams, experts inside and outside the bank Country teams, experts inside and outside the bank Network of local correspondents and experts inside and outside the organization
Subject asked Corruption, conflicts of interest, diversion of funds as well as anti-corruption efforts and achievements Corruption, conflicts of interest, diversion of funds as well as anti-corruption efforts and achievements The government's capacity to punish and contain corruption
Number of replies Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Coverage 26 countries/territories 52 countries/territories 125 countries/territories
Number 4 5 6
Source World Bank (IDA and IBRD) Economist Intelligence Unit Freedom House
Abbreviation CPIA EIU FH
Name Country Policy and Institutional Assessment Country Risk Service and Country Forecast Nations in Transit
Year 2006/2007 2007 2007
Who was surveyed? Country teams, experts inside and outside the bank Expert staff assessment Assessment by experts originating or resident in the respective country.
Subject asked Corruption, conflicts of interest, diversion of funds as well as anti-corruption efforts and achievements The misuse of public office for private (or political party) gain Extent of corruption as practiced in governments, as perceived by the public and as reported in the media as well as the implementation of anticorruption initiatives.
Number of replies Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Coverage 77 countries/territories 166 countries/territories 29 countries/territories
Number 7 8 9
Source Global Insight, formerly World Markets Research Centre IMD International, Switzerland, World Competitiveness Center
Abbreviation GI IMD
Name Country Risk Ratings IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook
Year 2007 2006 2007
Who was surveyed? Expert staff assessment Executives in top and middle management; domestic and international companies
Subject asked The likelihood of encountering corrupt officials, ranging from petty bureaucratic corruption to grand political corruption Bribing and corruption exist/do not exist
Number of replies Not applicable More than 4000
Coverage 203 countries/territories 53 countries/territories 55 countries/territories
Number 10 11 12
Source Merchant International Group Political & Economic Risk Consultancy
Abbreviation MIG PERC
Name Grey Area Dynamics Asian Intelligence Newsletter
Year 2007 2006 2007
Who was surveyed? Expert staff and network of local correspondents Expatriate business executives
Subject asked Corruption, ranging from bribery of government ministers to inducements payable to the "humblest clerk" How serious do you consider the problem of corruption to be in the public sector?
Number of replies Not applicable More than 1,000 1476
Coverage 15 countries/territories 15 countries/territories 15 countries/territories
Number 13 14
Source United Nations Economic Commission for Africa World Economic Forum
Abbreviation UNECA WEF
Name Africa Governance Report Global Competitiveness Report
Year 2005/2006 2006/2007
Who was surveyed? National expert survey (between 70 and 120 in each country) Senior business leaders; domestic and international companies
Subject asked "Corruption Control". This includes aspects related to corruption in the legislature, judiciary, and at the executive level, as well as in tax collection. Aspects of access to justice and government services are also involved Undocumented extra payments or bribes connected with various government function
Number of replies Roughly 2,800 Ca. 11,000
Coverage 28 countries/territories 125 countries/territories