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Corruption in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The "Corruption Perceptions Index" for the public sector showed 65 points in Bosnia and Herzegovina for 2021. The scale has a range from 0 to 100. The more corruption rises, the higher the number is. With this result Bosnia and Herzegovina ranks 110th. So, compared to other countries, it is slightly below average.

Compared to the previous year, in 2021, the level of corruption remained unchanged. In the long term, it has declined moderately in recent years.

The United States are in 27th place with a score of 33. The ranking is led by New Zealand, with a value of 12. The sad last place is occupied by South Sudan (89 points).

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


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Corruption in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2003 - 2021


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 Bosnia and Herzegovina: Parliamentary republic). Similarly, higher corruption occurs predominantly in low-income countries. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, per capita income is 6,810 USD annually, which is relatively low by global standards. The comparatively low cost of living indicates low prosperity and socioeconomic problems.

Development of the corruption index in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2003 - 2021

YearBosnia and HerzegovinaØ EuropeØ worldwide
20216541.056.8
20206541.256.7
20196440.656.8
20186240.356.9
20176240.256.9
20166140.857.1
20156240.557.5
20146141.656.8
20135842.257.4
20125842.456.8
20116844.159.7
20106844.059.9
20097042.859.7
20086842.359.8
20076741.660.1
20067141.459.1
20057141.259.1
20046941.658.3
20036742.057.6


Note on the Corruption Perceptions Index

Money launderingThe data is determined annually by Transparency International. In 2021, the index was calculated for 179 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina is 35 points in 2021, 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.

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