If you've been following our Twitter (something we strongly encourage you to do, with or without a Twitter account), you would know that the much-awaited and widely-cited Corruption Perceptions Index or CPI for this year 2011 came out two weeks ago. If you haven't checked it yet, head over to its website by clicking here or the image below:
In case this is your first time to hear about it, "the CPI ranks countries/territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be. It is a composite index, a combination of polls, drawing on corruption-related data collected by a variety of reputable institutions. The CPI reflects the views of observers from around the world, including experts living and working in the countries/territories evaluated." (from the official website). Here's a video:
SO now the question remains: How did your country perform this year, corruption-wise? Let us know in the Comments!
A few weeks before CPI 2011, another index came out: the Ibrahim Index, which is "Africa's leading assessment of governance." Whether or not you're from the continent, there is knowledge (and perhaps wisdom) to be gained from the Index. Click here or the image below to get to its official website.
As always, your thoughts are welcome in the comments section below!