Transparency International: Assam tops in budget formulation
➢ According to the survey conducted by Transparency International, Assam tops in terms of budget
formulation followed by Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. The states that were ranked lower in terms of
budget formulation are Goa, Maharashtra and Punjab.
➢ The survey was conducted by the organization based on four parameters such as budgetary process,
public disclosure, post budget fiscal management and efforts to make budget citizen friendly.
➢ The international Non-Governmental Organization measures and prevents criminal activities arising
due to corruption. It releases Global Corruption Index annually. The organization is also a member of
UNESCO, United National Global Compact, UNESCO Consultative Status, United Nations Sustainable
➢ The Headquarters of Transparency International is located in Germany.
➢ The Organization also provides Global Corruption Barometer that asks citizens about their personal
experiences of corruption in their daily lives. Apart from this the organization also publishes
Government Anti-Corruption Index.