Public Integrity Index: 6.5

Long term infringement of the autonomy of the judiciary is the main factor preventing the evolution of Colombia, a country which has steadily progressed on transparency and administrative reforms, as well as e-government and participation as part of a bid to join OECD. Popular demand for good governance has been growing, but the mixture with social grievances, as well as some unfinished conflicts makes it unlikely that any substantial evolution will take place soon.

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Selected trends from the Public Integrity Index

Trends in Judicial Independence, Administrative Burden, Freedom of the Press over the past 13 years

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  1. Colombia’s context diagnosis appoints that corruption in the country is rather the norm. The descriptive results of objective indicators show that Colombia is stagnated in long-term infringement of the autonomy of the judiciary, free press, and civil society (ERCA, 2020). Over the last 10 years, subjective and objective indicators seem to be stagnated with no significant statistical change. Furthermore, Colombia’s economy resembles more the political or crony capitalism type than the merit-based competitive system. Even if there is steady progress on transparency and administrative reforms, local governments are stagnated in the control of corruption, and information report practices on mayors seem to be getting worse. A further corruption national diagnosis should continue and analyze the local differences in the control of corruption.

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