2. Governance in the transition region

Governance in the transition region

The collapse of communism triggered important social, political and economic changes across the transition region. The rapid and radical disintegration and transformation of state institutions created ineffective governance in many countries, where policy-makers were not held accountable for their decisions, leading to an increase in corrupt practices. And despite high-profile efforts by governments to combat corruption, it remains prevalent in many transition countries and continues to dominate reform debates.

of Armenian respondents say that unofficial payments are usually or always necessary but only around 10% report having actually made any.

of respondents in the transition region say they have “some trust” or “complete trust” in banks and financial systems.