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Transparency International's 2011 Bribe Payers Index Released

Nov. 2, 2011

Transparency International

Transparency International's 2011 Bribe Payers Index shows that bribing public officials when doing business abroad is a regular occurrence. According to this survey, which polled some 3,000 business executives worldwide, there is widespread practice of companies paying bribes to public officials in order to, for example, win public tenders, avoid regulation, speed up government processes or influence policy. The 2011 Bribe Payers Index also looks at the likelihood of firms in 19 specific sectors to engage in bribery and exert undue influence on governments.