Transparency International Releases the 2012 Corruption Perceptions Index

December 5th, 2012

Task Force member Transparency International today released the 2012 Corruption Perceptions Index. Their study found the least corrupt country to be Denmark, and the most corrupt to be Somalia. From their press release:

“BERLIN – A growing outcry over corrupt governments forced several leaders from office last year, but as the dust has cleared it has become apparent that the levels of bribery, abuse of power and secret dealings are still very high in many countries. Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2012 shows corruption continues to ravage societies around the world.

Two thirds of the 176 countries ranked in the 2012 index score below 50, on a scale from 0 (perceived to be highly corrupt) to 100 (perceived to be very clean), showing that public institutions need to be more transparent, and powerful officials more accountable.”

There is loads and loads of great analysis to be had on the individual countries of the index, and you can be sure that we’ll have plenty of that here on the Task Force Blog, as well as Transparency International’s Space for Transparency blog. For now, here is a fantastic video introducing the Corruption Perceptions Index:

Written by EJ Fagan

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