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1 corruption perceptions index 2017

2 Transparency International is a global movement with one vision: a world in which government, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption. Through more than 100 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, we are leading the fight against corruption to turn this vision into reality. Design: Kerstin Deinert This work is licensed under CC BY-ND 4.0 Transparency International ISBN: Printed on 100% recycled paper. Every effort has been made to verify the accuracy of the information contained in this report. All information was believed to be correct as of February Nevertheless, Transparency International cannot accept responsibility for the consequences of its use for other purposes or in other contexts. Generous support for the Corruption Perceptions Index 2017 is provided by Ernst & Young.

3 Corruption perceptions index 2017 Based on expert opinion from around the world, the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) measures the perceived levels of public sector corruption worldwide. The CPI uses a scale of zero (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). Of the 180 countries assessed in the 2017 index, more than two-thirds score below 50. This means over six billion people live in countries that are corrupt. No country scores perfectly, however. Many less corrupt countries still suffer from opaque decision-making, harbour illicit finance or have weak law enforcement. Governments around the world must do more to serve their citizens, engage civil society, support free press, protect activists and journalists and ensure transparency and accountability in public and private sectors. These are vital steps in the global fight against corruption. In particular, the relationship between corruption and freedom of expression is noteworthy. Freedom of expression is vital for exposing corruption and the injustices that it causes. Top performers in the CPI those with lower levels of corruption do far better in protecting the rights of journalists and activists. Conversely, bottom performers those countries with higher levels of corruption are more likely to stifle the voices of their citizens and media. In corrupt societies, ordinary people suffer these denials the most, as they are unable to stand up for their rights and demonstrate concern when their basic needs are not met. Similarly, journalists who investigate the abuse of power and activists who demand change are denied the chance to provide a critical check. When freedom of expression is limited, corruption is more likely to run unabated. Even today, most countries do not do enough to protect media or engage civil society in open dialogue, as critical components of efforts to stop corruption. CPI results correlate not only with the attacks on press freedom and the reduction of space for civil society organizations. High levels of corruption also correlate with weak rule of law, lack of access to information, governmental control over social media and reduced citizens participation. In fact, what is at stake is the very essence of democracy and freedom. Delia Ferreira Rubio, Chair, Transparency International Have your say. #cpi2017

4 180 countries. 180 scores. how does your country measure up? The perceived levels of public sector corruption in 180 countries/territories around the world. Score Highly corrupt Very clean No data 23 France Belarus 23 Uruguay Georgia Jamaica Oman Bulgaria New Zealand 89 2 Denmark Barbados Malta 3 Finland Bhutan 67 Cabo Verde 55 3 Norway Chile 67 Rwanda 55 South Africa 3 Switzerland Bahamas 65 Saint Lucia 55 Vanuatu 43 6 Singapore 84 Portugal Korea (South) Burkina Faso 6 Sweden 84 Qatar Grenada Lesotho 8 Canada Luxembourg 82 8 Netherlands 82 8 United Kingdom Germany Taiwan Namibia 74 Tunisia Italy 50 China 54 Mauritius 50 Brunei Darussalam Israel Serbia 50 Botswana 61 Suriname Slovakia Croatia Hong Kong Poland 60 Saudi Arabia Greece Iceland Seychelles Trinidad and Tobago Ghana Slovenia Australia 34 Jordan Austria 75 Costa Rica India 81 Morocco 16 Belgium Romania Lithuania Cuba United States 75 Latvia Turkey Malaysia 47 Argentina 19 Ireland Montenegro 46 Benin 20 Japan 73 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Cyprus Estonia Czech Republic Kuwait United Arab Emirates 45 Dominica 66 Sao Tome and Principe Hungary Kosovo Solomon Islands Senegal 45 Spain 66 Swaziland Albania 62

5 Bosnia and Herzegovina Guyana Sri Lanka El Salvador 1 Haiti 22 Maldives Kyrgyzstan 1 Uzbekistan 22 1 Zimbabwe Cambodia Niger Laos Ecuador Mexico Timor-Leste Egypt 161 Congo Brazil Gabon 161 Colombia Pakistan Papua New Guinea Paraguay Indonesia 161 Togo Russia Democratic Republic of Congo Tajikistan Bangladesh 20 Chad Azerbaijan 165 Panama Djibouti Eritrea Peru Guatemala 19 Angola Thailand Kazakhstan 167 Kenya Lebanon Liberia Turkmenistan Zambia Malawi Iraq Bahrain Mauritania Venezuela Côte D'Ivoire Mali Comoros Guinea Nepal Korea (North) Mongolia Tanzania Moldova Equatorial Guinea 1 Nigeria Nicaragua Guinea Bissau Armenia Gambia Uganda Iran Libya Ethiopia Macedonia 30 Sudan 107 Myanmar Cameroon Mozambique Yemen Vietnam Sierra Leone Madagascar Ukraine Afghanistan Philippines Syria 14 Algeria South Sudan 12 Bolivia Dominican Republic Honduras Central African Republic Burundi 180 Somalia 9 1

6 visualising the data results By region eu & western europe 66 Top: Denmark (88) Bottom: Bulgaria (43) eastern europe & central asia 34 Top: georgia (56) Bottom: Turkmenistan (19) middle east & north africa americas asia pacific Top: united arab emirates () Bottom: syria (14) Top: new Zealand (89) Bottom: afghanistan (15) Top: canada (82) Bottom: Venezuela (18) sub-saharan africa Top: Botswana (61) Bottom: somalia (9) global 43 Score: 0 Highly corrupt Very clean

7 country contrast Top new Zealand Denmark south sudan somalia BoTTom 12 9 corruption problem GloBal performance Global average score 43 69% of countries score below 50 out of 100 G20 performance G20 average score 54 53% of G20 countries score below 50 out of 100

8 americas americas Argentina 8 Canada 82 Guyana 16 United States 75 Brazil 23 Uruguay 70 Colombia 25 Barbados 68 Panama Chile 67 Peru Bahamas 65 Bolivia Costa Rica 59 El Salvador 58 Ecuador Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Dominica Saint Lucia 55 Dominican Republic Honduras 52 Grenada 52 Mexico 62 Cuba 47 Paraguay 68 Jamaica Guatemala Suriname 151 Nicaragua Trinidad and Tobago 1 Haiti Venezuela 18 Asia Pacific asia pacific Timor-Leste 1 New Zealand 89 Indonesia 6 Singapore 84 Thailand 13 Australia 103 Mongolia 13 Hong Kong 107 Vietnam Japan Philippines 34 Bhutan 67 Maldives Taiwan 63 Pakistan Brunei Darussalam 62 Nepal 51 Korea (South) Myanmar Malaysia 47 Laos Vanuatu 43 Papua New Guinea China Bangladesh 81 India 161 Cambodia Solomon Islands 1 Korea, North 17 Sri Lanka 1 Afghanistan 15

9 eastern europe & central asia eastern europe & central asia Georgia Montenegro Belarus Serbia 81 Turkey Kosovo Albania Bosnia and Herzegovina 107 Armenia Macedonia 35 Azerbaijan Kazakhstan Moldova 130 Ukraine 30 Kyrgyzstan Russia 1 Uzbekistan Tajikistan 167 Turkmenistan 19 eu & western europe eu & western europe 66 2 Denmark 88 3 Finland 3 Norway 3 Switzerland 6 Sweden 84 8 Luxembourg 82 8 Netherlands 82 8 United Kingdom Germany Iceland 16 Austria Belgium Ireland 74 Estonia 23 France 70 Portugal Slovenia 61 Poland 60 Lithuania 59 Latvia 58 Cyprus Czech Republic Spain 46 Malta Italy Slovakia 50 Croatia Greece 59 Romania 66 Hungary 45 Bulgaria 43

10 middle east & north africa middle east & north africa United Arab Emirates Qatar 63 Israel 62 Saudi Arabia Jordan 68 Oman 74 Tunisia 81 Morocco Kuwait 103 Bahrain Algeria Egypt 130 Iran 30 Lebanon 169 Iraq 18 1 Libya Yemen Syria 14 sub-saharan africa sub-saharan africa 34 Botswana 61 Seychelles 60 Cabo Verde 55 Rwanda Namibia Mauritius Sao Tome and Principe Senegal 45 South Africa Burkina Faso 74 Lesotho 81 Ghana Benin Swaziland Zambia 103 Côte D'Ivoire 103 Tanzania 107 Ethiopia 35 Niger Gabon Togo Djibouti Liberia Malawi Mali 130 Gambia Sierra Leone 30 Kenya Mauritania 1 Comoros 27 1 Guinea 27 1 Nigeria Uganda 153 Cameroon Mozambique Madagascar Central African Republic 23 1 Burundi 22 1 Zimbabwe Congo 161 Democratic Republic of Congo 165 Chad Eritrea Angola 19 1 Equatorial Guinea 17 1 Guinea Bissau Sudan South Sudan Somalia 9

11 create change with us engage How do you feel about your country s place in the Corruption Perceptions Index? Follow us, share your views and discuss corruption with people from around the world on social media. learn Visit our website to learn more about our work in more than 100 countries and sign up for the latest news in the fight against corruption. transparency.org donate Your donation will help us provide support to thousands of victims of corruption, develop new tools and research and hold governments and businesses to their promises. We want to build a fairer, more just world. With your help, we can. transparency.org/donate

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