Corruption Perceptions Index 2023

Corruption Perceptions Index 2023 mind map
January 30, 2024
Measure public sector corruption
Global comparison
Scoring System
0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean)
Global Average Score
Remains at 43
Number of Countries
180 countries and territories
Conducted by
Transparency International
Data Sources
13 external sources
World Bank
World Economic Forum
Key Findings
Widespread Corruption
Most countries show little progress
Top 5 Countries
Denmark (90)
Finland (87)
New Zealand (85)
Norway (84)
Singapore (83)
Bottom 5 Countries
Somalia (11)
Venezuela (13)
Syria (13)
South Sudan (13)
Yemen (16)
Significant Changes since 2012
62 countries with changes
28 countries improved
34 countries declined
Regional Analysis
Western Europe & EU
Score drop to 65
Weakening political integrity
Sub-Saharan Africa
Lowest average at 33
Under pressure democracies
Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Systemic corruption
Rising authoritarianism
Middle East & North Africa
Political corruption
Ongoing conflict
Asia Pacific
Long-term stagnation
Judicial independence issues
Perceptions-based measurement
Complex nature of corruption
Way Forward
Stronger justice systems
Independent judiciaries
Effective law enforcement

The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2023, released by Transparency International, is a global tool used to measure and compare public sector corruption in 180 countries and territories. Using a scoring scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean), it reveals that the global average remains at 43, indicating pervasive corruption issues. The CPI 2023 highlights Denmark, Finland, and New Zealand as top performers, while countries like Somalia and Venezuela are at the bottom. The index underscores the importance of robust and independent justice systems in combating corruption and calls for global efforts to strengthen these institutions.

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