Stripping corruption bare

How the EU engaged the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina in their bold anti-corruption campaign.

According to Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index of 2009, Bosnia and Herzegovina was the most corrupt country in Europe that year (with the exception of several members of the former Soviet Union), achieving a score of 3.0.

To put this into perspective, the index ranked New Zealand as the least corrupt state with a score of 9.4, and Bosnia and Herzegovina came in joint 99th place alongside countries such as the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Madagascar, Senegal, Tonga and Zambia. A quote from the report makes mention of the “various corruption scandals” in the country, as well as a “lack of implementation and enforcement of anti-corruption reforms”, as factors which led to the country having such a low score.