Indices and Surveys

Several organisations have published indices or surveys which provide information about the extent of corruption in a country or sector. The following are some of those indices and surveys which impact on the infrastructure sector. These indices and surveys are listed in alphabetical order by the name of the publishing organisation. Click on the title to go to the relevant web-site.

If the following details are inaccurate or incomplete, or you wish details of an index or survey which is not listed below to be listed, please send details to GIACC.

Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

Corruption in the UK Construction Industry” - 2006

“Corruption in the UK Construction Industry” - 2013

The UK Chartered Institute of Building published two surveys (2006 and 2013) of corruption in the UK construction industry. The surveys show a material level of corruption. They also show a significant difference in perception between participants in the industry as to what practices are actually corrupt. The survey asked construction professionals what type of corrupt practice was most commonly found, and examined attitudes of how corrupt they deemed a variety of practices to be.


Transparency International

TI has published the following indices which attempt to measure the prevalence of corruption internationally.

  • Bribe Payers’ Index
    This index ranks major exporting countries according to the perceived willingness of their exporters to pay bribes overseas.
  • Corruption Perceptions Index
    This index ranks countries according to their perceived level of corruption.  Numerous organisations worldwide use this index as an aid in their risk assessment systems.
  • Global Corruption Barometer
    This survey assesses general public attitudes toward and experience of corruption in numerous countries.  It assesses which sector is regarded as the most corrupt.

World Bank

Governance Indicators

The World Bank publishes aggregate and individual governance indicators for numerous countries and territories.

Most recent update on 26th November 2015

Page first published on 1st May 2008


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