Corruption in TongaThe "Corruption Perceptions Index" for the public sector showed 69 points in Tonga for 2011. The scale has a range from 0 to 100. The more corruption rises, the higher the number is. With this result Tonga ranks 99th. So, compared to other countries, it is slightly below average.
Compared to the previous year, in 2011, the level of corruption decreased a bit.
The United States are in 24th place with a score of 29. The ranking is led by New Zealand, with a value of 5. 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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Corruption in Tonga 2007 - 2011
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 Tonga: constitutional monarchy). Similarly, higher corruption occurs predominantly in low-income countries. In Tonga, per capita income is 5,190 USD annually, which is relatively low by global standards. The above-average cost of living also indicates a comparatively prosperous country.
Development of the corruption index in Tonga 2007 - 2011
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