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Economies by Corruption Levels

Governments sometimes manipulate GDP data. For example GDP data can be manipulated through the calculation of price indexes. They can stop publishing important data prior to elections. They try to abolish independent statistics bureaus. They try to add questions that will bias responses to Census data. They leave in place price indexes known to be unreliable and impacting heavily and negatively on crucial pensions systems and so on.

The Transparency International Corruptions Perception Index is used as a proxy for assessing the level of government corruption for each economy.

The CPI ranges on a scale from 0-100 where 0 is absolute corruption and 100 is no perception of government corruption.

The table below shows the level of perceived corruption, ranked by least corrupt to most corrupt.


Data source: Transparency International, Berlin




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Country Global
Rank
Region
Rank
Corruption Perception
Index
Denmark 1 1 90.0
Finland 2 2 87.0
New Zealand 3 1 87.0
Norway 4 3 84.0
Singapore 5 2 83.0
Sweden 6 4 83.0
Switzerland 7 5 82.0
Netherlands 8 6 80.0
Germany 9 7 79.0
Ireland 10 8 77.0
Luxembourg 11 9 77.0
Hong Kong 12 3 76.0
Australia 13 4 75.0
Canada 14 1 74.0
Iceland 15 10 74.0
Estonia 16 11 74.0
Uruguay 17 2 74.0
United Kingdom 18 12 73.0
Belgium 19 13 73.0
Japan 20 5 73.0
France 21 14 72.0
Austria 22 15 71.0
United States 23 3 69.0
Bhutan 24 6 68.0
Taiwan 25 7 68.0
Chile 26 4 67.0
United Arab Emirates 27 1 67.0
Bahamas, The 28 5 64.0
Israel 29 2 63.0
Korea, Rep. 30 8 63.0
Lithuania 31 16 62.0
Portugal 32 17 62.0
Spain 33 18 60.0
Botswana 34 1 60.0
Cabo Verde 35 2 60.0
Latvia 36 19 59.0
Qatar 37 3 58.0
Slovenia 38 20 56.0
Italy 39 21 56.0
Georgia 40 22 56.0
Czech Republic 41 23 56.0
Poland 42 24 55.0
Costa Rica 43 6 54.0
Slovak Republic 44 25 53.0
Cyprus 45 26 52.0
Greece 46 27 52.0
Rwanda 47 3 51.0
Saudi Arabia 48 4 51.0
Malta 49 28 51.0
Mauritius 50 4 50.0
Croatia 51 29 50.0
Namibia 52 5 49.0
Jordan 53 5 47.0
Malaysia 54 9 47.0
Romania 55 30 46.0
Armenia 56 31 46.0
China 57 10 45.0
Bahrain 58 6 44.0
Jamaica 59 7 44.0
Oman 60 7 44.0
Senegal 61 6 43.0
South Africa 62 7 43.0
Ghana 63 8 43.0
Benin 64 9 43.0
Bulgaria 65 32 43.0
Burkina Faso 66 10 42.0
Hungary 67 33 42.0
Trinidad and Tobago 68 8 42.0
Kuwait 69 8 42.0
Vietnam 70 11 42.0
Suriname 71 9 40.0
Tunisia 72 11 40.0
North Macedonia 73 34 40.0
India 74 12 40.0
Guyana 75 10 40.0
Colombia 76 11 39.0
Belarus 77 35 39.0
Moldova 78 36 39.0
Morocco 79 12 38.0
Tanzania 80 13 38.0
Brazil 81 12 38.0
Argentina 82 13 38.0
Ethiopia 83 14 38.0
Cote d'Ivoire 84 15 37.0
Lesotho 85 16 37.0
Kazakhstan 86 13 36.0
Thailand 87 14 36.0
Sri Lanka 88 15 36.0
Turkey 89 9 36.0
Peru 90 14 36.0
Panama 91 15 36.0
Serbia 92 37 36.0
Albania 93 38 36.0
Ecuador 94 16 36.0
Gambia 95 17 34.0
Indonesia 96 16 34.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina 97 39 34.0
Sierra Leone 98 18 34.0
Nepal 99 17 34.0
Malawi 100 19 34.0
Mongolia 101 18 33.0
Philippines 102 19 33.0
Algeria 103 20 33.0
Angola 104 21 33.0
El Salvador 105 17 33.0
Ukraine 106 40 33.0
Zambia 107 22 33.0
Dominican Republic 108 18 32.0
Niger 109 23 32.0
Kenya 110 24 32.0
Laos 111 20 31.0
Mexico 112 19 31.0
Bolivia 113 20 31.0
Uzbekistan 114 21 31.0
Egypt 115 25 30.0
Eswatini 116 26 30.0
Mauritania 117 27 30.0
Papua New Guinea 118 22 30.0
Togo 119 28 30.0
Gabon 120 29 29.0
Paraguay 121 21 28.0
Russia 122 41 28.0
Mali 123 30 28.0
Kyrgyzstan 124 23 27.0
Pakistan 125 24 27.0
Madagascar 126 31 26.0
Liberia 127 32 26.0
Mozambique 128 33 26.0
Cameroon 129 34 26.0
Uganda 130 35 26.0
Bangladesh 131 25 25.0
Guinea 132 36 25.0
Guatemala 133 22 24.0
Afghanistan 134 26 24.0
Central African Republic 135 37 24.0
Cambodia 136 27 24.0
Nigeria 137 38 24.0
Lebanon 138 10 24.0
Tajikistan 139 28 24.0
Myanmar 140 29 23.0
Azerbaijan 141 30 23.0
Honduras 142 23 23.0
Zimbabwe 143 39 23.0
Sudan 144 40 22.0
Guinea-Bissau 145 41 21.0
Congo, Rep. 146 42 21.0
Congo, Dem. Rep 147 43 20.0
Comoros 148 44 19.0
Chad 149 45 19.0
Turkmenistan 150 31 19.0
Nicaragua 151 24 19.0
Libya 152 46 17.0
Burundi 153 47 17.0
Haiti 154 25 17.0
Yemen, Rep. 155 11 16.0
Brunei Darussalam 156 32


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