Interview with Peter Eigen of Transparency International at Open Aid Data Conference 2011 in Berlin
Peter Eigen: At Transparency International we’ve observed that countries with an open approach to information, like the Scandinavian countries, rank in the upper spheres of our corruption index, among the honest states. Countries like Germany, on the other hand, where you have a hard time getting insights into official files and information, rank much lower. From our point of view there is a direct correlation between the openness of information and the integrity of the way institutions perform, in administration, important institutions, as well as the private sector.
Of course, you need to consider how this information is generated. Some participants raised the question whether the information is mainly donor-driven. And indeed, the presentation of the World Bank read more