Author: Nyman Gibson Miralis
Subject: Bribery and Corruption
Keywords: bribery, perception on corruption, prevalence of corruption, Transparency International and public sector corruption
Perception on Corruption
Corruption is the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. Bribery is one of the most common forms of corruption.
It is considered as a serious offence that interferes with the efficient operation of the economy and undermines democratic societal values.
Public’s Perception of Corruption
Recently, the world’s largest up-to-date corruption survey was published by Transparency International . The survey covered 119 countries, territories and regions around the world and gathered people’s experience and perceptions of corruption.
Australians’ perception on corruption showed that a high proportion of people, 80%, believed that they can help reduce corruption in Australia, in comparison to the views held in other Asia Pacific countries.