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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Corruption on the rise in South Asia

Corruption is on the rise in South Asia and failure to tackle it will threaten the region’s economic progress, according to a recent article by Transparency International.

Here’s a guest post by Ekbal on the Geology for Global Development blog on how corruption directly results in greater deaths during earthquakes.

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More information:
[1] http://www.transparency.org/news/feature/fighting_corruption_in_south_asia

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The World Has More Corrupt Countries Than Not

World Has More Corrupt Countries Than Not

Two thirds of the world’s countries are more corrupt than not.

Transparency International is an international movement aiming to increase transparency, highlight and tackle global corruption. Since 1993 they have published annual reports on the level of international corruption. The figure above is a screenshot image of an interactive map of the world showing global corruption perception index.

The 2013 results show that on a scale where 0 = completely corrupt and 100 = no corruption; two thirds of the world’s countries score below 50!

No country has a perfect score however Denmark and new Zealand came joint top with a score of 91 making them the least corrupt countries in the world. The lowest place (most corrupt nations) was shared by Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia with a score of 8.

With a score of 76 the United Kingdom is 14th on the list of 177 nations and territories covered.

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More information:
[1] http://www.transparency.org
[2] http://cpi.transparency.org/cpi2013/results
[3] http://blogs.egu.eu/gfgd/2014/01/27/guest-blog-death-by-corruption