Corruption in SamoaThe "Corruption Perceptions Index" for the public sector showed 48 points in Samoa for 2014. The scale has a range from 0 to 100, in which corruption raises, the higher the number is. With this result Samoa ranks 54th. So, compared to other countries it is at an average.
Compared to the previous year, in 2014 the level of corruption slightly raised. In the long term, it has also risen moderately in recent years.
The United States are in 20th place with a score of 26. The ranking is led by Denmark with a value of 8. The sad last place is occupied by Somalia (92 points).
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Development of corruption in Samoa 2007 - 2014
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 Samoa: Parliamentary republic). Similarly, higher corruption occurs predominantly in low-income countries. In Samoa, per capita income is 4,190 US$ annually, which is extremely low by global standards. The above-average cost of living also indicates a comparatively prosperous country.
Development of the corruption index in Samoa 2007 - 2014
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