The research shows a high prevalence and deep concerns about the damaging impact of bribery and corruption on SMEs, with 59% of SMEs and their advisers believing that standing up to bribery and corruption will cost them business trade or opportunities.

But the survey also reveals a strong understanding of the benefits of standing up to bribery and corruption. 77% agree that having a strong anti-bribery policy boosts customer confidence in their business, and 68% say it increases their chances of getting lucrative contracts with big businesses and public sector bodies.

Global survey

Bribery and corruption