Schmiergeld

A worldwide ranking of corruption

In 1995 the german professor Johann Graf Lambsdorff developed the "Corruption Perceptions Index" at the university of Passau. Corruption can be measured only in the fewest cases. If something is measured, then it is known. This would contradict the principle that corruption per se is illegal or at least unethical, and therefore under a certain level of secrecy.

For this reason the corruption index is based on investigations and surveys of 9 independent institutions. Both business people and analysts were asked about 168 countries worldwide for their assessment of corruption in the public sector. The index is published annually by Transparency International.
Rank CountryØ annual incomecorruption index
1
Denmark
58,550 $91
2
Finland
46,550 $90
3
Sweden
57,920 $89
4
New Zealand
40,020 $88
5
Netherlands
48,860 $87
6
Norway
93,740 $87
7
Switzerland
84,630 $86
8
Singapore
52,090 $85
9
Canada
47,540 $83
10
Germany
45,940 $81
11
United Kingdom
43,390 $81
12
Luxembourg
77,000 $81
13
Australia
60,070 $79
14
Iceland
50,140 $79
15
Belgium
44,250 $77
16
Austria
47,410 $76
17
United States
55,980 $76
18
Hong Kong
41,000 $75
19
Ireland
52,580 $75
20
Japan
38,840 $75
21
Uruguay
15,720 $74
22
Qatar
83,990 $71
23
United Arab Emirates
43,090 $70
24
Chile
14,100 $70
25
Estonia
18,360 $70
26
France
40,540 $70
27
Bhutan
2,380 $65
28
Botswana
6,460 $63
29
Portugal
20,530 $63
30
Poland
13,340 $62
31
Taiwan
n/a62
32
Cyprus
25,990 $61
33
Israel
35,770 $61
34
Lithuania
14,940 $61
35
Slovenia
22,190 $60
36
Spain
28,530 $58
37
Czech Republic
18,140 $56
38
South Korea
27,450 $56
39
Malta
23,930 $56
40
Cape Verde
3,280 $55
41
Costa Rica
10,400 $55
42
Latvia
14,980 $55
43
Seychelles
14,760 $55
44
Rwanda
700 $54
45
Jordan
4,680 $53
46
Mauritius
9,780 $53
47
Namibia
5,190 $53
48
Georgia
4,160 $52
49
Saudi Arabia
23,550 $52
50
Croatia
12,700 $51
51
Bahrain
19,840 $51
52
Hungary
12,980 $51
53
Slovakia
17,570 $51
54
Malaysia
10,570 $50
55
Kuwait
42,150 $49
56
Cuba
5,880 $47
57
Ghana
1,480 $47
58
Greece
20,320 $46
59
Romania
9,500 $46
60
Oman
16,910 $45
61
Italy
32,810 $44
62
Lesotho
1,280 $44
63
Senegal
980 $44
64
South Africa
6,080 $44
65
Montenegro
7,220 $44
66
Macedonia
5,140 $42
67
Sao Tome and Principe
1,760 $42
68
Turkey
9,950 $42
69
Bulgaria
7,480 $41
70
Jamaica
5,050 $41
71
Serbia
5,540 $40
72
El Salvador
3,940 $39
73
Panama
11,880 $39
74
Trinidad and Tobago
17,640 $39
75
Mongolia
3,870 $39
76
Bosnia and Herzegovina
4,670 $38
77
Brazil
9,850 $38
78
Burkina Faso
640 $38
79
India
1,600 $38
80
Tunisia
3,980 $38
81
Zambia
1,490 $38
82
Thailand
5,720 $38
83
Benin
840 $37
84
China
7,930 $37
85
Sri Lanka
3,800 $37
86
Colombia
7,140 $37
87
Liberia
380 $37
88
Albania
4,280 $36
89
Algeria
4,870 $36
90
Egypt
3,340 $36
91
Indonesia
3,440 $36
92
Morocco
3,030 $36
93
Peru
6,130 $36
94
Suriname
9,360 $36
95
Mali
760 $35
96
Mexico
9,710 $35
97
Philippines
3,550 $35
98
Armenia
3,880 $35
99
Bolivia
3,000 $34
100
Djibouti
1,030 $34
101
Gabon
9,200 $34
102
Niger
390 $34
103
Dominican Republic
6,240 $33
104
Ethiopia
590 $33
105
Kosovo
n/a33
106
Moldova
2,240 $33
107
Argentina
12,460 $32
108
Belarus
6,460 $32
109
Ivory Coast
1,420 $32
110
Togo
540 $32
111
Ecuador
6,030 $32
112
Honduras
2,280 $31
113
Malawi
340 $31
114
Mauritania
1,370 $31
115
Mozambique
590 $31
116
Vietnam
1,990 $31
117
Pakistan
1,440 $30
118
Tanzania
920 $30
119
Azerbaijan
6,560 $29
120
Guyana
4,090 $29
121
Russia
11,450 $29
122
Sierra Leone
620 $29
123
Gambia
460 $28
124
Guatemala
3,590 $28
125
Kazakhstan
11,390 $28
126
Kyrgyzstan
1,170 $28
127
Lebanon
7,710 $28
128
Madagascar
420 $28
129
Timor-Leste
2,180 $28
130
Cameroon
1,320 $27
131
Iran
6,550 $27
132
Nepal
730 $27
133
Nicaragua
1,940 $27
134
Paraguay
4,190 $27
135
Ukraine
2,640 $27
136
Comoros
780 $26
137
Nigeria
2,820 $26
138
Tajikistan
1,280 $26
139
Bangladesh
1,190 $25
140
Guinea
470 $25
141
Kenya
1,340 $25
142
Laos
1,740 $25
143
Papua New Guinea
2,240 $25
144
Uganda
700 $25
145
Central African Republic
330 $24
146
Republic of the Congo
2,540 $23
147
Chad
880 $22
148
Democratic Republic of the Congo
410 $22
149
Burma
1,160 $22
150
Burundi
260 $21
151
Cambodia
1,070 $21
152
Zimbabwe
860 $21
153
Uzbekistan
2,160 $19
154
Eritrea
480 $18
155
Syria
1,860 $18
156
Turkmenistan
7,380 $18
157
Yemen
1,140 $18
158
Haiti
810 $17
159
Venezuela
11,780 $17
160
Guinea-Bissau
590 $17
161
Iraq
5,820 $16
162
Libya
6,030 $16
163
Angola
4,180 $15
164
South Sudan
790 $15
165
Sudan
1,920 $12
166
Afghanistan
610 $11
167
North Korea
n/a8
168
Somalia
n/a8