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Corruption in Macao

The "Corruption Perceptions Index" for the public sector showed 49 points in Macao for 2011. The scale has a range from 0 to 100, in which corruption raises, 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 nevertheless 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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Development of 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 75,610 US$ 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

YearMacaoØ AsiaØ worldwide
20114962.559.7
20105062.359.9
20094762.659.7
20084663.159.8
20074363.560.1
20063461.259.1


Note on the Corruption Perceptions Index

Money launderingThe data is determined annually by Transparency International. In 2011, the index was calculated for 183 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 Macao is 51 points in 2011, 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.