Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom

Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 1

Traditional Guardsman Parade at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark

The Transparency International generates a Corruption Perception Index (CPI) annually which examines the level of corruption in public sector perceived by the experts and business executives.

It covers 180 countries using a combination of 13 surveys and assessment of corruption.

It used a scale of 0 to 100 where 0 is highly corrupt. The corruption aspects covered are the following:

1) Bribery;
2) Diversion of public funds;
3) Prevalence of officials using public office for private gain without facing consequences;
4) Ability of governments to contain corruption and enforce effective integrity mechanisms in the public sector;
5) Red tape and excessive bureaucratic burden which may increase opportunities for corruption;
6) Meritocratic versus nepotistic appointments in the civil service;
7) Effective criminal prosecution for corrupt officials;
8) Adequate laws on financial disclosure and conflict of interest prevention for public officials;
9) Legal protection for whistleblowers, journalists, investigators when they are reporting cases of bribery and corruption;
10) State capture by narrow vested interests; and
11) Access of civil society to information on public affairs

In 2018, the study revealed that Denmark had the highest CPI score (88) which means it is the least corrupt country. Completing the top 5 are New Zealand (87), Finland (85), Singapore (85), Sweden (85), and Switzerland (85).

The most corrupt countries identified were Somalia (10), Syria (13), South Sudan (13), Yemen (14), and North Korea (14).

2018 World Corruption Perception Index


Rank CountryCPI Score
1Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 3Denmark88
2Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 4New Zealand87
3Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 5Finland85
3Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 6Singapore85
3Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 7Sweden85
3Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 8Switzerland85
7Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 9Norway84
8Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 10Netherlands82
9Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 11Canada81
9Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 12Luxembourg81
11Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 13Germany80
11Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 14United Kingdom80
13Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 15Australia77
14Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 16Austria76
14Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 17Hong Kong76
14Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 18Iceland76
17Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 19Belgium75
18Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 20Estonia73
18Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 21Ireland73
18Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 22Japan73
21Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 23France72
22Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 24United States of America71
23Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 25United Arab Emirates70
23Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 26Uruguay70
25Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 27Barbados68
25Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 28Bhutan68
27Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 29Chile67
28Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 30Seychelles66
29Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 31Bahamas65
30Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 32Portugal64
31Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 33Brunei Darussalam63
31Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 34Taiwan63
33Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 35Qatar62
34Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 36Botswana61
34Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 37Israel61
36Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 38Poland60
36Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 39Slovenia60
38Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 40Cyprus59
38Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 41Czech Republic59
38Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 42Lithuania59
41Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 43Georgia58
41Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 44Latvia58
41Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 45Saint Vincent and the Grenadines58
41Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 46Spain58
45Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 47Cape Verde57
45Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 48Dominica57
45Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 49South Korea57
48Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 50Costa Rica56
48Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 51Rwanda56
50Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 52Saint Lucia55
51Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 53Malta54
52Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 54Namibia53
53Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 55Grenada52
53Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 56Italy52
53Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 57Oman52
56Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 58Mauritius51
57Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 59Slovakia50
58Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 60Jordan49
58Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 61Saudi Arabia49
60Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 62Croatia48
61Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 63Cuba47
61Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 64Malaysia47
61Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 65Romania47
64Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 66Hungary46
64Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 67São Tomé and Príncipe46
64Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 68Vanuatu46
67Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 69Greece45
67Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 70Montenegro45
67Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 71Senegal45
70Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 72Belarus44
70Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 73Jamaica44
70Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 74Solomon Islands44
73Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 75Morocco43
73Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 76South Africa43
73Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 77Suriname43
73Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 78Tunisia43
77Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 79Bulgaria42
78Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 80Burkina Faso41
78Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 81Ghana41
78Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 82India41
78Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 83Kuwait41
78Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 84Lesotho41
78Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 85Trinidad and Tobago41
78Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 86Turkey41
85Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 87Argentina40
85Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 88Benin40
87Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 89China39
87Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 90Serbia39
89Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 91Bosnia and Herzegovina38
89Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 92Indonesia38
89Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 93Sri Lanka38
89Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 94Eswatini38
93Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 95Gambia37
93Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 96Guyana37
93Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 97Kosovo37
93Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 98North Macedonia37
93Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 99Mongolia37
93Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 100Panama37
99Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 101Albania36
99Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 102Bahrain36
99Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 103Colombia36
99Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 104Philippines36
99Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 105Tanzania36
99Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 106Thailand36
105Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 107Algeria35
105Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 108Armenia35
105Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 109Brazil35
105Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 110Côte d'Ivoire35
105Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 111Egypt35
105Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 112El Salvador35
105Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 113Peru35
105Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 114Timor-Leste35
105Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 115Zambia35
114Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 116Ecuador34
114Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 117Ethiopia34
114Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 118Niger34
117Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 119Moldova33
117Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 120Pakistan33
117Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 121Vietnam33
120Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 122Liberia32
120Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 123Malawi32
120Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 124Mali32
120Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 125Ukraine32
124Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 126Djibouti31
124Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 127Gabon31
124Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 128Kazakhstan31
124Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 129Maldives31
124Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 130Nepal31
129Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 131Dominican Republic30
129Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 132Sierra Leone30
129Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 133Togo30
132Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 134Bolivia29
132Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 135Honduras29
132Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 84Kyrgyzstan29
132Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 122Laos29
132Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 138Myanmar29
132Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 139Paraguay29
138Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 140Guinea28
138Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 141Iran28
138Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 83Lebanon28
138Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 143Mexico28
138Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 144Papua New Guinea28
138Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 145Russia28
144Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 146Comoros27
144Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 147Guatemala27
144Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 148Kenya27
144Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 149Mauritania27
144Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 150Nigeria27
149Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 151Bangladesh26
149Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 152Central African Republic26
149Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 153Uganda26
152Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 154Azerbaijan25
152Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 155Cameroon25
152Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 156Madagascar25
152Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 157Nicaragua25
152Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 158Tajikistan25
157Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 159Eritrea24
158Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 160Mozambique23
158Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 161Uzbekistan23
160Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 162Zimbabwe22
161Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 155Cambodia20
161Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 164Democratic Republic of the Congo20
161Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 165Haiti20
161Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 166Turkmenistan20
165Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 167Angola19
165Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 65Chad19
165Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 169Republic of the Congo19
168Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 170Iraq18
168Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 171Venezuela18
170Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 172Burundi17
170Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 44Libya17
172Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 174Afghanistan16
172Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 175Equatorial Guinea16
172Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 176Guinea-Bissau16
172Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 177Sudan16
176Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 178North Korea14
176Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 179Yemen14
178Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 180South Sudan13
178Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 181Syria13
180Country Rankings on Corruption Freedom 182Somalia10

 

Source: Transparency International
Full report: 2018 Corruption Perception Index