TI Georgia points at ‘impres­sively low levels’ of petty cor­rup­tion, ‘near total impunity’ for elite corruption

TI Georgia says that no genuine reforms have been carried out in the country for years to combat elite corruption. Photo: India Today.

Agenda.ge, 08 Sep 2021 - 15:37, Tbilisi,Georgia

Transparency International Georgia (TI Georgia) says that the current sit­u­a­tion regarding cor­rup­tion in Georgia is char­ac­ter­ized by ‘impres­sively low levels of petty cor­rup­tion com­bined with near total impunity for high-level corruption’.

In its recent findings for the project of German NGO LibMod - Zentrum Liberale Moderne, TI Georgia said that since the Rose Rev­o­lu­tion in 2003, Georgia under­went a series of ‘sweep­ing reforms that suc­cess­fully curbed petty cor­rup­tion’ in the pre­vi­ously graft-plagued public admin­is­tra­tion. 

TI Georgia says that this achieve­ment has been main­tained to this day.

However, the last 18 years have not seen sim­i­larly ambi­tious reforms against high-level (so called ‘elite’) cor­rup­tion. As a result, both of the two admin­is­tra­tions that have gov­erned in this period have faced serious accu­sa­tions of cre­at­ing an envi­ron­ment of impunity for high-level corruption,” TI Georgia stated.