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Quality behind quantity in anticorruption evaluation

  • Hendi Yogi Prabowo
    Hendi Yogi Prabowo

    Director of the Center for Forensic Accounting Studies at the Islamic University of Indonesia

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Jakarta   /   Mon, March 11, 2019   /  09:13 am
Quality behind quantity in anticorruption evaluation People write notes containing their hopes for the country’s corruption fight during an event held to mark International Anticorruption Day in Malang, East Java. (The Jakarta Post/Aman Rochman)

In the 2018 Corruption Perception Index (CPI), Indonesia scored 38, a one-point increase from the previous year’s score of 37. Some may see this as a success in Indonesia’s struggle against corruption, albeit marginal. Anticorruption advocates therefore still consider Indonesia as one of the most corrupt countries in the world. A recent report by the independent Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) revealed that total losses from corruption in Indonesia in 2018 were worth about Rp 5.6 trillion (US$400 million). Among the sectors highlighted in the report, village funds were among the state sources in the middle of the highest number of corruption cases ( 96 ). Total loss from this sector last year was approximately Rp 37.2 billion. Last January, just one month into 2019, a number of public officials were arrested by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). Also, t...

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