The Government Defence Integrity Index (GDI) is a complex research project, with both broad scope and in-depth findings. The website was created with functions to navigate the data, view and compare findings in multiple formats, and download a range of items for personal and professional use. Below are brief summaries of the options available when browsing the website:   

  • Map: This interactive map brings information on defence corruption risks together with arms flows data* to show the broader context of the country’s GDI assessment result. For instance, countries with high GDI scores –  which imply a well governed defence sector, with low risks of corruption – frequently export weapons to countries with low GDI rankings, fuelling an influx of weapons into the least well governed defence sectors in the most vulnerable regions. This map aims to highlight this important qualification.
    • Data from the Defence Companies Index on Anti-Corruption and Corporate Transparency (DCI), will be added in early 2021 for a further level of analysis which will provide insight into corruption risk exposure of the largest companies operational in a country.  
    • *The data displayed is based on information from the SIPRI Arms Transfers Database. To learn more about this data and trend indicator values that it represents visit https://www.sipri.org/databases/armstransfers
  • GDI Indicators: Use the search function on this page to view the Index rubric in its entirety. Search by theme to see the indicators which build the GDI and, in turn, view these specific indicators on the country pages to see how each country has answered.  
  • Country pages: Click on a country to view the data behind the ranking. Organised by risk area, the data can be viewed sub-indicator by sub-indicator or in more general terms. Find the country scorecards, summary reports, and the full assessment data on each country page.  
  • Country page, individual question: Click on an individual sub-indicator to view the response and sources which support and justify the assigned score. Scroll down on this page to compare that country’s sub-indicator score with other countries in the GDI.  
  • Country Scorecards: The scorecard provides a visual representation of how each indicator was ranked within a country’s assessment. Also available as a downloadable image, the scorecard is the most succinct yet most detailed overview of a country’s data.  
  • Compare: Use this page to compare country scores across the five risk areasDisaggregating by risk area allows you to see the diverse scores across countries within the same rank.  
  • Methodology: For those interested in the process of putting together this research, and the various quality checks that went into ensuring this data is of the highest quality, the GDI Methods Paper explains the rationale and methodology behind the index.