Combating Corruption - SME Sector Perception and Solutions

According to The Evaluation Report on Armenia published by GRECO, the Council of Europe Group of States against Corruption on March 2006 corruption remains a major problem in Armenia despite the adoption of a number of anti-corruption measures. It says particularly that Armenia’s judiciary, customs service, tax inspectorate, licensing and privatizations are affected by corruption. The report describes two different dimensions of corruption in Armenia: high level corruption through abuse of political or public authority; and administrative corruption typically practiced by middle and lower-level public officials in their dealings with members of the public. This publication considers the manifestations of administrative corruption in the sphere of small and medium entrepreneurship.

FSMB (2006): Combating Corruption - SME Sector Perception and Solutions. Yerevan: FSMB