Estonia has been after 1991 the world’s most successful short transition to good governance and ripped the economic dividends of its reforms. Its administrative simplification, transparency, e-government and autonomy of a merit based bureaucracy and judiciary should be taken up as models by any country which seeks to progress on control of corruption. The only challenges to Estonia come from vulnerabilities of its geopolitical situation in a globalized economy, in particular to its banking sector. The country has continued to progress over the past ten years on all IPI components.
Selected trends from the Public Integrity Index
Trends in Judicial Independence, Administrative Burden, Freedom of the Press over the past 13 years