Since 1991, Estonia has been the world’s most successful short transition to good governance, also reaping the economic benefits of its reforms along the way. Its administrative simplification, transparency, e-government, and autonomy of a merit-based bureaucracy and judiciary should be taken up as models by any country seeking to control corruption. The only challenges to Estonia come from its geopolitical situation in a globalised economy and the vulnerabilities thereof, particularly regarding its banking sector. The country has continued to progress over the past decade on all IPI components.
➜ See Estonia 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