ICT-driven Transparency: Empirical Evidence from Selected Asian Countries

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Ajmal Hussain https://orcid.org/0009-0003-3042-0241


ICTs, Transparency, Control of corruption, Governance, Political stability


We are living in the digital era and ICTs have become necessities in this contemporary world. The aim of this study is to investigate transparency in Asia through ICT’s diffusion by using Driscoll-Kraay standard error technique. We used panel data for 17 Asian countries from 2010 to 2019 and we use control of corruption as a proxy for transparency checking. The results show that ICTs leave a positive effect on the control of corruption. Other determinants of transparency in this paper, such as political stability and effective governance, have a positive effect on control of corruption. ICT policy can play an important role in curbing corruption. So, there is a strong need for ICT diffusion, suggesting that effective governance helped to reduce corruption in the Asian region and establish a surveillance-based system in public institutions.



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