The 2012 Corruption Perceptions Index was just published and according to it, Greece has the dubious honour of being the most corrupted member of the European Union.
Naturally this stung a bit, and I looked at the relevant Wikipedia article for an explanation of the methods used in the index. It didn't help much, most of the references aren't publicly available and those that are don't really explain much. The criticism section was a bit more revealing about CPI's methodology, but I don't know how substantiated those criticisms are.
Could someone explain to me in layman's terms how corruption is measured?