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.
Selected trends from the Public Integrity Index
Trends in Judicial Independence, Administrative Burden, Freedom of the Press over the past 13 years