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This section of the ACRN web platform features information – a brief description and the source - on new, interesting datasets that enable researchers to find fresh perspectives on the problem of corruption and ways to counter it.

Please note that datasets are not uploaded or stored on the ACRN platform. Rather, information on notable new datasets is provided by our registered users and contributing editors. The responsibility of intellectual property right protection lies with individuals or institutions who share the data.

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12 Jul 2011

World Development Indicators 2011

The primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources, the World Development Indicators (WDI) is the World Bank's flagship statistical publication and establishes the benchmark against which development progress is measured. This 15th edition of WDI in its current format, aims to provide relevant, high-quality, internationally comparable statistics about development and the quality of people’s lives around the globe. It focuses on ...

DataSet
06 Jul 2011

Freedom in the World 2011

Freedom in the World, Freedom House’s flagship publication, is a comparative assessment of global political rights and civil liberties. The Freedom in the World 2011 survey contains reports on 194 countries and 14 related and disputed territories. Each country report begins with a section containing the following information: population,capital, political rights (numerical rating), civil liberties (numerical rating), status (Free, Partly Free, or Not Free), and a 10-year ratings timeline.

DataSet
03 May 2011

Corruption in Afghanistan: Bribery as reported by the victims

This report is based on results from a sample survey conducted in rural and urban areas of Afghanistan. The survey covered 12 provincial capitals and more than 1,600 villages across the country: overall more than 7,600 people were randomly selected and interviewed. The survey was conducted between August and October 2009 and it recorded the real experiences, as reported by respondents, in terms of bribes paid and contacts with public officials in the 12 months before the survey.

DataSet
11 Apr 2011

World Bank Freedom of Information Laws Database

The World Bank has recently posted a detailed database on freedom of information laws in 88 countries. This is not a rating or ranking of the countries, but the database is expected to provide valuable information for comparative research. The database collects information about FOI laws in seven broad categories with 30 subcategories. The broad categories are: legal framework, coverage of information, procedures for accessing information, exemptions to disclosure requirements, enforcement ...

DataSet
15 Dec 2010

Database of Political Institutions 2009 (updated 2010)

The Database of Political Institutions has more than 100 objective variables on political systems (from the number of years the executive has been in office to the competitiveness of elections to the number of political checks and balances) for more than150 countries over the period 1975-2009.

DataSet
09 Dec 2010

Global Corruption Barometer

With more than 91,500 respondents drawn from 86 countries and territories around the world, Transparency International’s 2010 GCB, released on 9 December 2010, finds the poor to be disproportionately burdened by bribe demands. For most people around the world, political parties, the civil service, parliaments and the police are the institutions perceived to be more affected by corruption. One out of two people interviewed consider their government’s actions to fight corruption to be ...

DataSet
26 Nov 2010

East Africa Bribery Index

Transparency International-Kenya’s East Africa Bribery Index captures citizens’ first hand experience of bribery and corruption in Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda. Findings indicate that except for Rwanda, where bribery was found to be negligible, all countries face major corruption challenges in key institutions such as the judiciary, the police and local authorities. Public service institutions were perceived as the most bribe-prone institutions, compromising access to water, ...

DataSet
26 Nov 2010

Actionable Governance Indicators (AGI) data portal

AGI are disaggregated indicators that focus on specific aspects of governance to help guide reform and impact monitoring. This World Bank portal makes available in a one-stop-shop platform an interactive dataset composed of over 1000 actionable governance indicators from different sources. They are grouped into six broad dimensions of governance, including political accountability, checks and balances, public sector management, civil society and the media, decentralisation and local ...

DataSet
26 Nov 2010

The Quality of Government Institute’s survey dataset on quality of government

This unique dataset on the structure and behaviour of public administrators is based on a web survey of 528 country experts from 58 countries around the world. It covers key dimensions of quality of government, such as politicisation, professionalisation, openness, and impartiality. The data set is expected to soon include 40 additional countries, primarily from the developing world.

DataSet
26 Nov 2010

Transparency in Political Finance in Bangladesh

Complementing established assessment methodologies with innovative field experiments this research initiative takes a close and very practical look at the standards and practices governing transparency and accountability in party and campaign financing systems in Bangladesh. Findings highlight poor performance in bookkeeping, reporting, reliability of reporting, public disclosure, and related sanctions.

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25 Nov 2010

Corruption in Afghanistan: bribery as reported by victims

Based on interviews with 7,600 people in 12 provincial capitals and more than 1,600 villages around Afghanistan, this UNODC survey records the experiences of corruption of Afghan citizens both in urban and rural areas. Findings challenge common assumptions about the country: While poverty, violence and insecurity are usually portrayed as the biggest challenges confronting Afghanistan, an overwhelming majority of Afghan people (59%) perceive corruption as their biggest concern, ahead of ...

DataSet
25 Nov 2010

Global Integrity Report

Global Integrity released the latest round of its comprehensive assessment of national level anti-corruption mechanisms in 35 countries based on reports by in-country teams on more than 300 transparency and accountability indicators. The 2009 Report covers developed countries such as the United States and South Korea as well as dozens of the world’s emerging markets and developing nations, including China,Lebanon and Vietnam. Among the key findings of the study, the report indicates that ...

DataSet
25 Nov 2010

Africa Education Watch (AEW)

The AEW provides the first regional overview of accountability and transparency challenges in delivering primary education in seven African countries (Ghana, Madagascar, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Uganda). The report draws on in-depth national assessments of the situation based on desk-studies, user surveys and service provider interviews.

DataSet
25 Nov 2010

Doing Business

More countries than ever are cutting red tape and reforming their business regulations, finds the World Bank’s Doing Business 2010 analysis, the largest comparative annual assessment of business regulations around the world. Regulatory reforms are up a significant 20% from last year according to the analysis that looks at business regulations and their enforcement across 183 economies.

DataSet
25 Nov 2010

Bertelsmann Transformation Index (BTI)

The persistence of mass poverty and political marginalization in many countries is the central observation of this year’s BTI, which ranks 128 countries on political and economic management against 17 criteria. Detailed country reports provide valuable context to the ranking.

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31 Oct 2010

National Elections Across Democracy and Autocracy

The principal investigators introduce a unique dataset that provides in-depth information on all elections from 1996-2006 in 158 countries. This comprehensive election-level set diverges from standard cross-temporal, cross-national datasets in that it uses separate election events (the electionid variable) as the identifying variable, in contrast to the country-year structure that is generally prevalent in current work on electoral data. The nature of the dataset allows the electionid to be ...

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26 Oct 2010

Corruption Perceptions Index 2010

The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) measures the perceived level of public-sector corruption in 180 countries and territories around the world. The CPI is a "survey of surveys", based on 13 different expert and business surveys. The 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index shows that nearly three quarters of the 178 countries in the index score below five, on a scale from 10 (highly clean) to 0 (highly corrupt). These results indicate a serious corruption problem. The complete ranking and analysis ...

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20 Oct 2010

The Rule of Law Index

An index consisting of 10 factors (and 49 sub-components, including bribery of politicians and judges) The Rule of Law Index™ is a new quantitative assessment tool designed to offer a deep and comprehensive picture of the extent to which countries abide by the rule of law in practice. In addition to in depth country profiles, the index is available for 35 countries from 2008-2010 and the number of countries in the dataset is expected to expand to 100 by 2012.

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25 Aug 2010

Failed and Fragile States Project

The Failed and Fragile States Project aims to document country fragility through a comprehensive analysis of the multi-faceted processes of fragility. To do this the project uses extensive structural data and dynamic events analysis in combination to assess country fragility. Indicators used are clustered under six areas; governance, economics, security and crime, human development, demography, and environment. Events monitoring uses a number of international and domestic sources which are then ...

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18 Aug 2010

Shadow economies all over the world: new estimates for 162 countries from 1999 to 2007

Three researchers from the World Bank have made a serious attempt to capture a country's "shadow economy" (as a percentage of GDP) for 162 countries over a 9 year period. In the paper listed below, they elucidate their methods for capturing this clandestine concept. The authors find signficant variation in the sample, as they find that developing countries have more than twice the level of a "shadow economy" of the 25 welathy, OECD countries in the sample, which they argue increases the ...

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