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.
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.
“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.