Armenia is not featured in the IPI due to the lack of Open Budget Index. However, Armenia meets the minimal fiscal transparency criteria set by the State Department in 2019 (https://www.state.gov/2019-fiscal-transparency-report/) . Although it is a small and poor country, Armenia has high resources for corruption due to high administrative discretion and poor regulation, for instance in ensuring competitiveness of procurement. Reforms have started to promote some administrative simplifications and build public accountability and transparency which should be continued. Armenia needs a full-fledged Georgian like administrative revolution to prevent corruption and eliminate legal rents, as reforming its post-Soviet judiciary is not, in the short and medium term, likely to provide a solid foundation for efficient anticorruption.
Selected trends from the Public Integrity Index
Trends in Judicial Independence, Administrative Burden, Freedom of the Press over the past 13 years