Democracy that Delivers #107: Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia Outlines Gains in Anti-corruption Efforts in the Former Soviet Republic

02.27.2018 | Ken Jaques, Marc Schleifer |
From left: podcast guest George Welton, guest host Marc Schleifer, and host Ken Jaques

When George Welton arrived in the Republic of Georgia 13 years ago, corruption was rampant in everyday life. Now the Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia, Welton has witnessed the dramatic decline of corruption in the former Soviet Republic. In fact, just this month, Georgia climbed to 5th place in the world on the Open Budget Survey, which assesses the budget accountability and transparency in 115 countries.

On this week’s podcast, Welton provides insight on Georgia’s struggle with corruption following the fall of the Soviet Union and the country’s economic collapse.

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