The Center of Excellence contributes to the measurement of corruption beyond perception at the 54th UN Statistical Commission

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) participated in the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC) which took place on 28 February- 3rd March in New York.

Since 2012, UNODC has promoted the roadmap to improve the quality and availability of crime and criminal justice statistics within this UN Statistical Commission.  During its most recent session, UNODC submitted a Statistical Framework for measuring corruption following a mandate from the Special Session of the General Assembly against corruption (UNGASS 2021) and the Conference of State Parties of the UN Convention against corruption (UNCAC).

The mandate given to UNODC was to develop a comprehensive, scientifically sound and objective statistical framework, grounded in methodological work and reliable data sources, to support States in their efforts to measure corruption, its impact and all relevant aspects of preventing and combating it, in order to inform and strengthen evidence-based anti-corruption policies and strategies, consistent with the Convention against corruption (UNCAC).

Supported by the UNODC INEGI Center of Excellence, the framework was developed through extensive hybrid and written consultations. The final document benefitted from 82 inputs received from 52 countries. The UN Statistical Commission “welcomed the statistical framework as a statistically robust framework to measure the phenomenon of corruption” and acknowledging its ambitious nature, “encouraged UNODC to provide technical support to implement” it.

Further information

UN Statistical Commission Website

Report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime on corruption measurement

Statistical framework to measure corruption

Special session of the General Assembly against corruption UNGASS 2021