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The ACTS project is co-funded by the Internal Security Fund of the European Union


February 08, 2017

Corruption Perception INDEX 2016

The 25th January 2017 the NGO Transparency International published its annual Corruption Perception INDEX. The main outcome for 2016 is that over two-thirds of the 176 countries and territories in the index fall below the midpoint of the scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). The global average score is a paltry 43, indicating endemic corruption especially in a country's public sector. 

Objective 2

Objective 2 concerns the identification and realisation of tools and best practices for rendering SMEs more “corruption-proof,” encouraging them to play an active role. They will be given a toolkit containing procedures for self-evaluation of their exposure to corruption when they open an entrepreneurial activity in a particular economic and/or territorial sector. The toolkit will also contain measures to mitigate the probability of becoming a victim of corruptive phenomena. (As a typical example of a best practice: “To discourage potential corruptive behaviour, never receive a public official alone.”). A measurable indicator of success in achieving Objective 2 will be the number and quality of best practices and procedures contained in the toolkit.