What is IRI’s Vulnerabilities to Corruption Approach?

The International Republican Institute (IRI) is dedicated to promoting world freedom and democracy. We bring people together with their government representatives through open communication and transparent governance. The IRI has created the Vulnerabilities to Corruption Approach (VCA) as a tool to identify weaknesses in government institutions and processes..
Having implemented the VCA around the world, IRI has worked and is working with communities to develop collaborative plans to address those potential problems and foster long-term solutions.

Latest VCA Assessments and Scores

Tobatí, Paraguay
39 points


out of 200 points total

Yaguarón, Paraguay
81 /200 points

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
120 /200 points

Chyaraa, Tunisia
75/200 points

Kalaa Kebira,

119/200 points

These scores show a municipality’s key vulnerabilities to corruption; they are derived from responses to an IRI questionnaire from a cadre of in-country corruption experts.
A municipality’s score is calculated by averaging the score of all expert respondents. Typically, each municipality has approximately 3-5 expert respondents.
The maximum possible score is 200. However, lower scores do not indicate actual or ongoing corruption, but rather, structural vulnerabilities to corruption that may be in place in a municipality.
For more information please refer to the methodology section of this site.

IRI’s Vulnerabilities to Corruption Approach

Corruption undermines citizens' confidence in their government and in democracy, especially in countries in transition. In response, IRI works with governments and civil society to educate citizens and public officials on anti-corruption measures.

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