Corruption in IranThe "Corruption Perceptions Index" for the public sector showed 75 points in Iran for 2022. The scale has a range from 0 to 100. The more corruption rises, the higher the number is. With this result Iran ranks 149th. So, compared to other countries, it is considerably below the average.
Compared to the previous year, in 2022, the level of corruption remained unchanged. 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).
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Corruption in Iran 2003 - 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 Iran: Islamic Republic). Similarly, higher corruption occurs predominantly in low-income countries. In Iran, per capita income is 3,530 USD annually, which is extremely low by global standards. The high cost of living also indicates a prosperous country.
Development of the corruption index in Iran 2003 - 2022
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