Armenia Corruption Surveys 2008-2010

Armenia Corruption Surveys 2008-2010

Date: 01-01-2008 - 01-01-2020
Status: Completed
Funder: USAID
Impact area: Corruption
Armenia Corruption Surveys 2008-2010

Project objectives

Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC) – Armenia under the program of USAID Mobilizing Action Against Corruption (MAAC) activity conducted four corruption surveys in Armenia (three household surveys and one enterprise survey) during the period of 2008-2010. The surveys are aimed to measure perceptions and victimization relating to corruption and the provision of public services. The intention of the surveys was to develop empirical information that can be discussed, analyzed, and used to help Government, civil society and the private sector as well as the MAAC Activity to formulate and implement policies and programs to improve governance and thereby reduce corrupt practice.

Research design

Sample size was estimated to respresent the voting-age population in Armenia (18 years and older) with sample area coverage of Yerevan City and all the administrative regions (Marzes) in Armenia. The sample was designed to be representative at the level of the following three sub-strata: Yerevan, other urban areas,  and rural areas, with multistage cluster sampling with preliminary stratification by urban/rural and by Marz. Following data collection, the data was weighted by age and gender to bring the realized sample in line with target population parameters in order to be nationally representative of the adult population of Armenia.

The first Household survey was conducted in October 2008 among 1549 randomly selected adults  from all over Armenia. The second Household survey was conducted in October 2009 with 1515 respondents. The Enterprises Survey conducted in December 2009 and January 2010 included 400 private entities from all regions. The 2010 household survey was conducted in November with 1528 respondents.