What is the Global Integrity Index?
The Global Integrity Index annually assesses the existence, effectiveness, and citizen access to key national-level anti-corruption mechanisms across a diverse range of countries.
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The Global Integrity Index: Methodology
The Global Integrity Index assesses the existence, effectiveness, and citizen access to key national-level anti-corruption mechanisms used to hold governments accountable. The Index does not measure corruption. Rather than examine the "cancer" of corruption, the Index investigates the "medicine" being used against it in the form of government accountability, transparency, and citizen oversight.
The Global Integrity Index is generated by aggregating more than 300 Integrity Indicators systematically gathered for each country covered. For the Global Integrity Index: 2009, those indicators comprised more than 100,000 peer-reviewed questions and answers scored by in-country experts. Several rounds of review are conducted at the international level to ensure that cross-country comparisons are valid. In addition, all assessments are reviewed by a country-specific, double-blind peer review panel comprising additional local and international subject matter experts.
For a complete description of the Index and Global Integrity Report methodology, including discussions of scoring aggregation techniques and the team member selection process, read our complete Methodology White Paper. For an overview of our award-winning methodology, click here.