Corruption Perception Index 2014

The new global map of perceived corruption has just been published by Transparency International in the form of an interactive map, available on their website here.

The 2014 global Corruption Perception Index. Source: Transparency International

The 2014 global Corruption Perception Index. Source: Transparency International

The Corruption Perception Index (CPI)  gives and indicator of the the global distribution of corruption and corrupt practices. The index runs from 0 to 100. If a country scores 0 then it is considered to be completely corrupt. A score of 100 indicates the presence of no corruption at all.

The 2014 data shows that no country in the world scores a perfect score of 100. The most ‘un-corrupt’ nation in 2014 is Denmark with a score of 91 out of 100. Close second is New Zealand with 91. The most corrupt nations in the world with a score of 8 are North Korea and Somalia.

Top 10 least most corrupt nations according to the 2014 Corruption Perception Index.

Top 10 least most corrupt nations according to the 2014 Corruption Perception Index.

Corruption is a problem for all countries. A poor score is likely a sign of widespread bribery, lack of punishment for corruption and public institutions that don’t respond to citizens’ needs.

Top 10 most corrupt nations according to the 2014 Corruption Perception Index.

Top 10 most corrupt nations according to the 2014 Corruption Perception Index.

“Countries at the bottom need to adopt radical anti-corruption measures in favour of their people. Countries at the top of the index should make sure they don’t export corrupt practices to underdeveloped countries,” says José Ugaz, Chair of Transparency International.

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More information:
[1] http://www.transparency.org/cpi2014/results

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