CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX 2013.

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CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX 2013
From children denied an education, to elections decided by money not votes, public sector corruption comes in many forms. Bribes and backroom deals don’t just steal resources from the most vulnerable – they undermine justice and economic development, and destroy public trust in leaders. But while the results of corruption are clear, the real extent of the problem is harder to pin down. Corruption is shadowy and secretive by nature. We all know corruption is a problem, but how bad is it, and what can be done? This is where the Corruption Perceptions Index comes in. Based on expert opinion, the index measures the perceived levels of public sector corruption in countries worldwide, scoring them from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). Covering 177 countries, the 2013 index paints a worrying picture. While a handful perform well, not one single country gets a perfect score. More than two-thirds score less than 50. The need for greater accountability is clear, and leaders cannot look the other way. But recognising the problem is only the first step – governments need to turn pledges into actions. All citizens deserve bribe-free services, and leaders that are answerable to the public, not to powerful friends. Working together, we can make this a reality.

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177 COUNTRIES. 177 SCORES. HOW DOES YOUR COUNTRY MEASURE UP?
The perceived levels of public sector corruption in 177 countries/territories around the world.
SCORE
Highly Corrupt
0-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-79 80-89 90-100

Very Clean
No data

RANK COUNTRY/TERRITORY SCORE
1 1 3 3 5 5 7 8 9 9 11 12 12 14 15 15 15 18 19 19 21 22 22

22 22 26 26 28 28 30 31 31 33 33 33 36 36 38 38 40 41 41 43 43 45 46

France Saint Lucia Austria United Arab Emirates Estonia Qatar Botswana Bhutan Cyprus Portugal Puerto Rico Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Israel Taiwan Brunei Poland Spain Cape Verde Dominica Lithuania Slovenia Malta Korea (South)

71 71 69 69 68 68 64 63 63 62 62 62 61 61 60 60 59 58 58 57 57 56 55

RANK COUNTRY/TERRITORY SCORE
47 47 49 49 49 52 53 53 55 55 57 57 57 57 61 61 63 63 63 66 67 67 69

69 69 72 72 72 72 72 77 77 77 80 80 82 83 83 83 83 83 83 83 83 91

Kuwait Romania Bosnia and Herzegovina Brazil Sao Tome and Principe Serbia South Africa Bulgaria Senegal Tunisia China Greece Swaziland Burkina Faso El Salvador Jamaica Liberia Mongolia Peru Trinidad and Tobago Zambia Malawi

43 43 42 42 42 42 42 41 41 41 40 40 39 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 37

RANK COUNTRY/TERRITORY SCORE
91 91 94 94 94 94 94 94 94 94 102 102 102 102 106 106 106 106 106 111 111 111 114

114 116 116 116 119 119 119 119 123 123 123 123 127 127 127 127 127 127 127 127 127 136 136

Indonesia Albania Nepal Vietnam Mauritania Mozambique Sierra Leone Timor-Leste Belarus Dominican Republic Guatemala Togo Azerbaijan Comoros Gambia Lebanon Madagascar Mali Nicaragua Pakistan Russia Bangladesh Côte d´Ivoire

32 31 31 31 30 30 30 30 29 29 29 29 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 27 27

RANK COUNTRY/TERRITORY SCORE
136 136 140 140 140 140 144 144 144 144 144 144 150 150 150 153 154 154 154 157 157

157 160 160 160 163 163 163 163 167 168 168 168 171 172 173 174 175 175

Zimbabwe Cambodia Eritrea Venezuela Chad Equatorial Guinea Guinea-Bissau Haiti Yemen Syria Turkmenistan Uzbekistan Iraq Libya South Sudan Sudan Afghanistan Korea (North) Somalia

21 20 20 20 19 19 19 19 18 17 17 17 16 15 14 11 8 8 8

Denmark New Zealand Finland Sweden Norway Singapore Switzerland Netherlands Australia Canada Luxembourg Germany Iceland United Kingdom Barbados Belgium Hong Kong Japan United States Uruguay Ireland Bahamas Chile

91 91 89 89 86 86 85 83 81 81 80 78 78 76 75 75 75 74 73 73 72 71 71

Hungary Seychelles Costa Rica Latvia Rwanda Mauritius Malaysia Turkey Georgia Lesotho Bahrain Croatia Czech Republic Namibia Oman Slovakia Cuba Ghana Saudi Arabia Jordan Macedonia (FYR) Montenegro Italy

54 54 53 53 53 52 50 50 49 49 48 48 48 48 47 47 46 46 46 45 44 44 43

Morocco Sri Lanka Algeria Armenia Benin Colombia Djibouti India Philippines Suriname Ecuador Moldova Panama Thailand Argentina Bolivia Gabon Mexico Niger Ethiopia Kosovo Tanzania Egypt

37 37 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 35 35 35 35 34 34 34 34 34 33 33 33 32

Guyana Kenya Honduras Kazakhstan Laos Uganda Cameroon Central African Republic Iran Nigeria Ukraine Guinea Kyrgyzstan Paraguay Angola Congo Republic Democratic Republic of the Congo Tajikistan Burundi Myanmar

27 27 26 26 26 26 25 25 25 25 25 24 24 24 23 22 22 22 21 21

Papua New Guinea 25

175

VERY CLEAN
90-100
SCORE

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VISUALISING THE DATA.
We all know corruption is a problem, but how bad is it? For the Corruption Perceptions Index 2013, we ranked 177 countries and territories around the world on their perceived levels of public sector corruption. Here are the results.

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Highly Corrupt

69%
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Scoring less than 50 out of 100, almost 70 per cent of countries are perceived to have a serious corruption problem. No country achieves a perfect score. How corrupt is your country? How to read the infographic Countries and territories in the Corruption Perceptions Index are scored and ranked. The colour indicates the level of perceived corruption and the size of the circle shows the percentage of countries that fall within the score range. Countries are listed in order of rank going clockwise.

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66% score below 50
Top: Canada Bottom: Haiti

EU & WESTERN EUROPE
23% score below 50
Top: Denmark Bottom: Greece

Malawi

Kosovo
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30-39

SCORE

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ASIA PACIFIC
64% score below 50
Top: New Zealand Bottom: Afghanistan, Korea (North)
50

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA
84% score below 50 Top: United Arab Emirates Bottom: Sudan
50

Suriname

Ecuador

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EASTERN EUROPE & CENTRAL ASIA
95% score below 50
Top: Turkey Bottom: Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
50

SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
90% score below 50
Top: Botswana Bottom: Somalia
50

Haiti

10-19

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SCORE

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