Monday, January 16, 2012

Corruption Perceptions Index (2011)

Since 1995, Transparency International (TI) publishes the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) annually ranking countries by their perceived levels of corruption, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys. The CPI generally defines corruption as "the misuse of public power for private benefit.

As of 2011, the CPI ranks 178 countries on a scale from 10 (very clean) to 0 (highly corrupt).

The top 10 least corrupted countries in the world are:

    New Zealand (9.5)
    Denmark (9.4)
    Finland (9.4)
    Sweden (9.3)
    Singapore (9.2)
    Norway (9.0)
    Netherlands (8.9)
    Australia (8.8)
    Switzerland (8.8)
    Canada (8.7)

India stands at #95 with 3.1 rating.

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