Corruption in North Korea

The "Corruption Perceptions Index" for the public sector showed 88 points in North Korea for 2016. The scale has a range from 0 to 100, in which corruption raises, 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 2016 the level of corruption decreased a bit. In the long term, it has also declined moderately in recent years.

The ranking is led by Denmark with a value of 10. 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 North Korea 2011 - 2016




Development of the corruption index in North Korea 2011 - 2016

YearNorth KoreaØ AsiaØ worldwide
20168860.657.1
20159260.657.4
20149260.556.7
20139261.057.2
20129260.756.6
20119062.559.7


All data are evaluated annually by Transparency International. For 2016 a total of 176 countries of all continents have been surveyed. The original "Corruption Perceptions Index" gives numbers from 0 to 100, where 100 ist the worst index (contrariwise here). The official value for North Korea is given as 12 points in 2016. Therefore it would be a Anti-Corruption Index instead of a Corruption Index. For better clarity and an easier optical view of the graphs, these numbers were inverted here.