The UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime released earlier this week a report on public sector bribery in the Western Balkans. Funded by the European Commission and based on a survey of 28,000 respondents, the report paints a familiar picture of the region. Based on actual instances of bribery and other forms of corruption as experienced by those surveyed—rather than perception of bribery in general—the report finds that one in six of those surveyed in 2010 had been exposed to some form of bribery involving a public official in the twelve months. Interesting stuff. You can read the rest here.

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