Corruption in Bosnia and Herzegovina

A general public survey on corruption from Transparency International shows that citizens perceive Bosnia ’s political structures to be deeply affected by corruption. Two-thirds of citizens believe that the government’s efforts to fight corruption are ineffective. [1]

Transparency International’s 2016 Corruption Perception Index ranks the country 83rd place out of 176 countries. [2]


Corruption levels are regarded high in Bosnia and-have created stumbling blocks in ict bid for future EU membership, selon the EU’s Progress Report in 2013 . Bosnia and Herzegovina’s legal framework and regulatory frameworks create opportunities for corruption. Facilitation payments are seen as pervasive throughout the Bosnian business climate. [3]

Anti-corruption efforts

The government has set up the 2009-2014 Strategy for the Fight against corruption and prosecuted several high-profile cases, and the overall enforcement of the legislative and institutional frameworks remains poor.

Enhancing Civil Society Participation

Citizens participation and the values ​​of integrity, accountability, and transparency are crucial components of fighting corruption. It is important to develop programs and actions to change the understanding of bribery and bribery [4]


  1. Jump up^ „Global Corruption Barometer 2013“ . Transparency International . Retrieved 25 June 2014 .
  2. Jump up^ „Corruption Perception Index 2016“ .
  3. Jump up^ „Bosnia Corruption Profile“ . Business Anti-Corruption Portal . Retrieved 14 July 2015 .
  4. Jump up^ „Increase in the number of civil complaints against acts of corruption.“ [Social Impact] ALACs: Promotion of Participation and Citizenship in Europe through the Advocacy and Legal Advice Centers (ALACs) of Transparency International (2009-2012) Framework Program 7 (FP7) “ . SIOR, Social Impact Open Repository .