Does the public trust the institutions of defence and security to tackle the issue of bribery and corruption in their establishments?
Italy score: NS/100
The public view the defence establishment as entirely indifferent to corruption within it, or as clearly corrupt, without the political will to tackle the problem.
The public view is that bribery and corruption are not, according to official rhetoric, acceptable to the defence establishment, but there is a widely-held belief that this is just that: rhetoric, and not seriously intended.
The public view is that bribery and corruption, though not acceptable to the defence establishment, is insufficiently addressed by the measures in place to tackle the problem.
This indicator is not scored. Please discuss conditions in the country context related to good practice (Score 4).
The public view is that there is a clear commitment from the defence establishment that bribery and corruption are not acceptable and must be prosecuted, and that their efforts to tackle the problem are sincere and effective.
This indicator is not assigned a score in the GDI.
It is not possible to assess public perception regarding the institutions of defence in the fight against corruption. Nonetheless, according to the 2019 country report of the OECD Government at a Glance 2019, there is general confidence and satisfaction in the police institutions (75%) . However, there have been cases of corruption in the institutions of defence and security as reported in the 2019 Mapping Corruption Report from Transparency International , and in the media [3, 4]. All the same, it is cannot be establihsed how such reports have impacted public perceptions.
 OECD, “Country Fact Sheet – Italy, Government at a Glance 2019”, http://www.oecd.org/gov/gov-at-a-glance-2019-italy.pdf (last accessed on 11 September 2020);
 Transparency International Italy, “Mapping Corruptrion 2019”, https://www.transparency.it/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Report_mappiamo_la_corruzione_2019.pdf (last accessed on 11 September 2020);
 infodifesa.it, “corruption tag”, https://infodifesa.it/tag/corruzione/ (last accessed on 11 September 2020)
 ilFattoQuotidiano, “Milan, bribes for procurement in the barracks of the carabinieri: 8 suspects. There is also a manager of the Minitry of Transport”, 19 August 2020, https://www.ilfattoquotidiano.it/2020/08/19/milano-tangenti-per-appalto-in-caserma-dei-carabinieri-8-indagati-ce-anche-un-dirigente-del-ministero-dei-trasporti/5904242/ (last accessed on 11 September 2020).
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