New Country Corruption Risk Forecast Tool Offers a Different Approach From the Corruption Perception Index

A new Corruption Risk Forecast (CRF) tool is giving compliance practitioners and business leaders an alternative to the commonly used Transparency International Corruption Perception Index when assessing jurisdictional risk. The CRF aims to predict where a country’s corruption profile is headed, not just offer backward-looking composites. Leveraging 30 data points, the CRF looks back 12 years to project corruption risk levels in the future. As we explain in this article, while the free tool boasts helpful features for research and analysis, initial reviews are mixed about how compliance practitioners should rely on its summarized findings. See “Revisiting Compliance Programs in Light of the DOJ’s Updated ECCP” (Sep. 30, 2020).

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