KleptoCast 9: Ben Judah talks to Temuri Yakobashvili about Georgia’s successful anti-graft drive, current threats to its achievements, and Georgia’s role in Trump’s world.
By Nate Sibley
Before the Rose Revolution of 2003, Georgia was known as a land of “bribes and tribes.”
In Transparency International’s 2002 Corruption Perceptions Index, it ranked 85th out of 102 countries, between Ukraine and Venezuela. But by 2016, it had risen to 44th, just below Spain and well ahead of several European countries.
How did Georgian leaders and society achieve this remarkable turnaround, and what lessons does the Georgian experience hold for other countries struggling with kleptocracy?
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Source: Kleptocracy Initiative