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Corruption Perceptions Index - 2017


areppim line chart and statistics of CPI (corruption perceptions index) ranking for the year 2017.

The publication by Transparency International (TI) of the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2017 does not offer many revelations. The big surprise is that there are no surprises. Corruption is alive and well, notwithstanding the perorations to the contrary that cascade from those whose job is the right opposite of what they pretend it to be: to serve themselves, instead of being at the service of the administered. At the top of the integrity scale we find the traditional North European countries in the company of New Zealand, in the following order: New Zealand with the highest score (least corruption) of 89, Denmark 88, Finland, Norway and Switzerland 85, Singapore and Sweden 84.

At the opposite side of the spectrum, we have Somalia with the lowest score (highest corruption level) of 9, followed by South Sudan 12, Syria 14, Afghanistan 15, Yemen and Sudan 16, Libya and North Korea 17. It is difficult to miss one common denominator for this group of countries (with the exception of North Korea, an outcast under continuous threat that has eluded overt aggression so far): all of them have been zeroed in on by the Western powers, led by the United States, the United Kingdom, France and the NATO for a sustained job of destruction and killing. Could foreign aggression, economic boycott and war be decisive agents of corruption that escaped the searching eyes of the World Bank, the United Nations, the OECD, Transparency International and the other dedicated corruption hunters?

The median score is 38.5 (Swaziland, Albania) and the average, the red vertical line in the chart, is 43 (Bulgaria, South Africa, Vanuatu).

Corruption Perceptions Index ¹

2017

Upper 25%Middle 50%Lower 25%
CountryIndexCountryIndexCountryIndex
New Zealand89Georgia56Dominican Republic29
Denmark88Malta56Honduras29
Finland85Cape Verde55Kyrgyzstan29
Norway85Rwanda55Laos29
Switzerland85Saint Lucia55Mexico29
Singapore84Korea, Republic of54Papua New Guinea29
Sweden84Grenada52Paraguay29
Canada82Namibia51Russia29
Luxembourg82Italy50Bangladesh28
Netherlands82Mauritius50Guatemala28
United Kingdom82Slovakia50Kenya28
Germany81Croatia49Lebanon28
Australia77Saudi Arabia49Mauritania28
Hong Kong77Greece48Comoros27
Iceland77Jordan48Guinea27
Austria75Romania48Nigeria27
Belgium75Cuba47Nicaragua26
United States75Malaysia47Uganda26
Ireland74Montenegro46Cameroon25
Japan73Sao Tome and Principe46Mozambique25
Estonia71Hungary45Madagascar24
United Arab Emirates71Senegal45Central African Republic23
France70Belarus44Burundi22
Uruguay70Jamaica44Haiti22
Barbados68Oman44Uzbekistan22
Bhutan67Bulgaria43Cambodia21
Chile67South Africa43Congo, Democratic Republic of21
Bahamas65Vanuatu43Congo, Republic of21
Portugal63Burkina Faso42Tajikistan21
Qatar63Lesotho42Chad20
Taiwan63Tunisia42Eritrea20
Brunei Darussalam62China41Angola19
Israel62Serbia41Turkmenistan19
Botswana61Suriname41Iraq18
Slovenia61Trinidad and Tobago41Venezuela18
Poland60Ghana40Equatorial Guinea17
Seychelles60India40Guinea-Bissau17
Costa Rica59Morocco40Korea, D.P.R of17
Lithuania59Turkey40Libya17
Latvia58Argentina39Sudan16
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines58Benin39Yemen16
Cyprus57Kosovo39Afghanistan15
Czech Republic57Kuwait39Syria14
Dominica57Solomon Islands39South Sudan12
Spain57Swaziland39Somalia9
Albania38
Bosnia and Herzegovina38
Guyana38
Sri Lanka38
Timor-Leste38
Brazil37
Colombia37
Indonesia37
Panama37
Peru37
Thailand37
Bahrain36
Côte d'Ivoire36
Mongolia36
Tanzania36
Armenia35
Ethiopia35
Macedonia FYR35
Vietnam35
Philippines34
Algeria33
Bolivia33
El Salvador33
Maldives33
Niger33
Ecuador32
Egypt32
Gabon32
Pakistan32
Togo32
Azerbaijan31
Djibouti31
Kazakhstan31
Liberia31
Malawi31
Mali31
Moldova31
Nepal31
Gambia30
Iran30
Myanmar30
Sierra Leone30
Ukraine30
¹ Corruption Perceptions Index has been developed by the organization Transparency International since 1995, and purports to rank countries by the degree to which corruption is perceived to exist among public officials and politicians. The country with the lowest score is the one where corruption is perceived to be the greatest. This reversal of scales should justify that the index be named Probity rather than Corruption Perceptions Index.

 

Sources: Transparency International.