Azerbaijan has improved on e-government and administrative burden, but the overall control of corruption and its human rights record remain poor. A culture of impunity reigns, with some individuals above the law and no corruption disclosure can take place when the press freedom is the lowest in the world. Furthermore, evidence exists that the ruling regime has used its natural resources of strategic importance to polish its image abroad.
Selected trends from the Public Integrity Index
Trends in Judicial Independence, Administrative Burden, Freedom of the Press over the past 13 years