In 2004, the new Georgian government fired every single traffic policeman in the country. All 18,000 of them. Traffic improved. But more than that, this was just one measure in a raft of anti-graft legislation that has brought the country from the bottom of the Transparency International rankings to being seen as cleaner than Italy, Brazil or Thailand.

In this interview, recorded at the Summit on the Global Agenda in Abu Dhabi, Nika Gilauri, Prime Minister of Georgia, tells of the multi-facetted effort. The key, he says, is a level playing field.