Corruption is a crime committed by officials (public or private) abusing their role to procure gain for themselves or somebody else. Several forms of corruption exist: bribery, embezzlement, abuse of power, just to name a few.
UNODC adopts an evidence-based approach to quantify the extent and describe the patterns of corruption at country level. Information on experience of corruption is gathered through sample surveys on different targets - general population, business sector, civil servants - following strict methodological standards.
Visit the UNODC website to view country surveys of business, population and government administration, together with an analysis of the methodology used.