The QoG EU Regional Data is the result of a survey of corruption on a regional level within the EU conducted during 2010. It covers all 27 member states and a 172 NUTS 1 and NUTS 2 regions. In total the survey was answered by 34 000 respondents creating the most complete quantitative estimate of QoG to date.
The data covers subjective indicators such as how often the respondents have encountered corruption and bribery in the health care sector and shows large within-country-variation in many of the countries.
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This report was part of the EU Commission’s tri-annual “Cohesion Report”. This report, along with the other reports that went into the EU Cohesion report 2010 are available here.
'Note: Those scholars who wish to use this dataset in their research are kindly requested to use the following citations':
Charron, Nicholas, Lewis Dijkstra & Victor Lapuente. 2013: Regional Governance Matters: Quality of Government within European Union Member States, Regional Studies, DOI:10.1080/00343404.2013.770141
Charron, Nicholas, Victor Lapuente and Bo Rothstein. 2013 ’Quality of Government and Corruption from a European Perspective: A Comparative Study of Good Governance in EU Regions’’. Edward Elgar Publishing.
Charron, Nicholas, Lewis Dijkstra & Victor Lapuente (2013): Regional Governance Matters: Quality of
Government within European Union Member States, Regional Studies, DOI:10.1080/00343404.2013.770141
Paper on Sensititivty Tests of World Bank DataCharron, Nicholas (2010) "The Quality of the Quality of Government Data".