Corruption in North KoreaThe "Corruption Perceptions Index" for the public sector showed 83 points in North Korea for 2022. The scale has a range from 0 to 100. The more corruption rises, the higher the number is. With this result North Korea ranks 174th. So, compared to other countries, it is considerably below the average.
Compared to the previous year, in 2022, the level of corruption decreased a bit. In the long term, it has also declined 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 North Korea 2011 - 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 North Korea: People's Republic). Similarly, higher corruption occurs predominantly in low-income countries. In North Korea, per capita income is zero USD annually, which is extremely low by global standards. The cost of living is well below the global average, indicating massive socioeconomic problems.
Development of the corruption index in North Korea 2011 - 2022
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