Corruption in Saudi Arabia

The "Corruption Perceptions Index" for the public sector showed 51 points in Saudi Arabia for 2017. The scale has a range from 0 to 100, in which corruption raises, the higher the number is. With this result Saudi Arabia ranks 57th. So, compared to other countries it is slightly below average.

Compared to the previous year, in 2017 the level of corruption decreased a bit. In the long term, it has also declined moderately in recent years.

The ranking is led by New Zealand with a value of 11. The sad last place is occupied by Somalia (91 points).

You can find the complete country comparison here International Ranking of Corruption


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Development of corruption in Saudi Arabia 2003 - 2017

Development of corruption in Saudi Arabia

Development of the corruption index in Saudi Arabia 2003 - 2017

YearSaudi ArabiaØ AsiaØ worldwide
20175160.056.9
20165460.657.1
20154860.657.5
20145160.556.8
20135461.057.4
20125660.756.8
20115662.559.7
20105362.359.9
20095762.659.7
20086563.159.8
20076663.560.1
20066761.259.1
20056662.459.1
20046662.858.3
20035561.357.6


All data are evaluated annually by Transparency International. For 2017 a total of 180 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 Saudi Arabia is given as 49 points in 2017. 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.