Corruption Perceptions Index 2011
09 December 2011
Transparency International (TI) has released its Corruption Perceptions Index 2011, finding that some governments continue to fail “to protect citizens from corruption, be it abuse of public resources, bribery or secretive decision-making”. 183 countries and territories are scored from 0 (highly corrupt) to 10 (very clean), using data from 17 surveys on factors like enforcement of anti-corruption laws, access to information and conflicts of interest.
New Zealand holds the top position as least corrupt country. Somalia and North Korea are perceived as the most corrupt countries, and it is the first time that North Korea has been included in the Index.
TI’s media release (1 December 2011)