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2008 CPI highlights the link between poverty, failed institutions and graft

2008 CPI highlights the link between poverty, failed institutions and graft

A press conference was held at 1 pm Yerevan time on September 23, 2008, at Marriott Armenia Hotel where Chairwoman Amalia Kostanyan of Transparency International Anti-corruption Center presented 2008 Transparency International's (TI) Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) in a world and regional context, the current trends, the state of corruption and CPI dynamics in Armenia, while Vice Chair Varuzhan Hoktanyan reflected on other indices and surveys and their relation with Armenia.

The CPI, released annually since 1995, looks at public sector corruption based on expert assessments and opinion surveys. The 2008 CPI ranks 180 countries and draws on 13 different polls and surveys from 11 independent institutions. The event was covered by 7 television, 5 radio, 7 news agencies, 9 newspapers and 5 electronic media.

See Coverage on TI 2008 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), including
Press release
CPI 2008 Table
Frequently Asked Questions
Sources for the TI CPI 2008
Regional CPI 2008 highlights on South Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Armenia's CPI Dynamics
or visit www.transparency.org