According to the research by the non-governmental organization, Transparency International Georgia, “corruption remains a significant challenge in Georgia.”
As we read it, the abuse of power by officials in Georgia for personal gain is still widespread, but the authorities are not responding properly. Cases of petty corruption are extremely rare.
The research was published in April 2019. The survey was conducted from February 20 to March 5 of this year. In total, 2087 people were interviewed across the country, with a margin of error of + – 2.3%.
According to the survey, 1% of respondents in the last 12 months had a case where they or their family members were asked to pay a bribe in exchange for public services.
59% of respondents think that abuse of power by officials is widespread in Georgia and 36% think it is common to achieve personal goals.