Corruption in MacaoThe "Corruption Perceptions Index" for the public sector showed 49 points in Macao for 2011. The scale has a range from 0 to 100. The more corruption rises, the higher the number is. With this result Macao ranks 47th. So, compared to other countries, it is at an average.
Compared to the previous year, in 2011, 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 29. The ranking is led by New Zealand, with a value of 5. The sad last place is occupied by Somalia (90 points).
You can find the complete country comparison here: International Ranking of Corruption
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Corruption in Macao 2006 - 2011
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 Macao: Presidential Limited Democracy). Similarly, higher corruption occurs predominantly in low-income countries. In Macao, per capita income is 46,730 USD annually, which is extremely high by global standards. The above-average cost of living also indicates a comparatively prosperous country.
Development of the corruption index in Macao 2006 - 2011
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