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Corruption in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

The "Corruption Perceptions Index" for the public sector showed 40 points in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines for 2022. The scale has a range from 0 to 100. The more corruption rises, the higher the number is. With this result Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ranks 37th. So, compared to other countries, it is at an average.

Compared to the previous year, in 2022, the level of corruption decreased a bit. In the long term, it has risen moderately in recent years.

The United States are in 24th place with a score of 31. The ranking is led by Denmark, with a value of 10. The sad last place is occupied by Somalia (88 points).

You can find the complete country comparison here: International Ranking of Corruption

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Corruption in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2007 - 2022

The causes of corruption lie in part in political and cultural reasons. Ineffective law enforcement may further promote it. It is striking that it is regularly lower in democratically governed countries (form of government in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Parliamentary democracy). Similarly, higher corruption occurs predominantly in low-income countries. In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, per capita income is 8,720 USD annually, which is relatively low by global standards. The cost of living is in the unremarkable middle range, but does not indicate either great poverty or great prosperity.

Development of the corruption index in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2007 - 2022

YearSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesØ AmericaØ worldwide

Note on the Corruption Perceptions Index

Money launderingThe data is determined annually by Transparency International. In 2022, the index was calculated for 180 countries from all continents. The original index shows the figures exactly the other way round and assigns higher values for lower corruption. So the official score for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is 60 points in 2022, which would actually make it an anti-corruption index because as the score increases, corruption decreases. These numbers have been inverted here for better comprehensibility and easier visual acquisition of the graphs.

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