With gradual progress on transparency, e-government, and administrative simplification, Costa Rica has been one of the world’s most successful new democracies in building controls against corruption. It is among very few countries in the world where freedom of the press has progressed in the past decade, which partly explains its well-documented corruption scandals, as its legal and normative structure is sufficient to deal with such scandals.
➜ See Costa Rica on Index of Public Integrity
Selected trends from the Public Integrity Index
Trends in Judicial Independence, Administrative Burden, Freedom of the Press over the past 13 years