Government Organizations: How Internet and Corruption are related

Government Organizations: How Internet and Corruption are related

Countries with higher percentage of internet user’s population rank lower in corrupt countries list.

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Oxford University’s Internet Institute built the above visualization using 2013 data from the World Bank. The map shows that Asia has 1.24 billion internet users, just under half of the world’s total.

A contrasting similarity between the above data and recently released list of most corrupt countries can be observed.

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A world map of the 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International which measures “the degree to which corruption is perceived to exist among public officials and politicians”. High numbers (blue) indicate less perception of corruption, whereas lower numbers (red) indicate higher perception of corruption.

If you look closely, it does not take much to interpret that the countries with higher percentage of internet user’s population rank lower in corrupt countries list. Outside of Europe, North America and Oceania, only five countries have over 80% of the total population online. Those countries are Japan, South Korea, Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, all low in corruption level.

Government organizations must explore new ways to cope up with the challenges of corruption by digitalizing its services for lighter tax loads, less administrative waste, transparency, professional accountability, and better community services.