The Lithuania country profile provides a detailed analysis on the country’s corruption situation, but does also dig into Lithuania’s challenges and the effects of these on its business climate throughout its chapters devoted to Business and Corruption and the country’s Regulatory Environment in the General Information section. The government has aimed at fighting corruption throughout several initiatives, including:
- Lithuania has put in place the necessary legal and institutional framework in order to strengthen integrity within public institutions, businesses and non-governmental sectors.
- The government has introduced an anti-corruption strategy 2011-2014 and several initiatives from the strategy have been already carried out.
- Foreign investors do not consider corruption a significant impediment for doing business in Lithuania.
However, the Lithuanian government still faces challenges in countering corruption in the country. These challenges include:
- Lithuania lacks the necessary resources (mainly human resources) in order to ensure that anti-corruption provisions in Lithuania are applied effectively and efficiently.
- Lithuania lacks legislation on the protection of whistleblowers.
- Stricter monitoring on political parties financing is needed.
An extensive description of the levels of corruption within the Lithuanian institutions and sectors are outlined in the profile’s Corruption Levels. For a more detailed analysis of the Lithuanian government and civil society achievements in curbing corruption, visit Public Anti-Corruption Initiatives and Private Anti-Corruption Initiative’s chapters.