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Corruption Perceptions Index 2005


Transparency International commissioned Prof. Dr J. Graf Lambsdorff of the University of Passau to produce the CPI table. For information on data and methodology, please consult the frequently asked questions and the CPI methodology or www.icgg.org.

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TI 2005 Corruption Perceptions Index

Country rank

Country

2005 CPI score*

Confidence range**

Surveys used***

1

Iceland

9.7

9.5 - 9.7

8

2

Finland

9.6

9.5 - 9.7

9

New Zealand

9.6

9.5 - 9.7

9

4

Denmark

9.5

9.3 - 9.6

10

5

Singapore

9.4

9.3 - 9.5

12

6

Sweden

9.2

9.0 - 9.3

10

7

Switzerland

9.1

8.9 - 9.2

9

8

Norway

8.9

8.5 - 9.1

9

9

Australia

8.8

8.4 - 9.1

13

10

Austria

8.7

8.4 - 9.0

9

11

Netherlands

8.6

8.3 - 8.9

9

United Kingdom

8.6

8.3 - 8.8

11

13

Luxembourg

8.5

8.1 - 8.9

8

14

Canada

8.4

7.9 - 8.8

11

15

Hong Kong

8.3

7.7 - 8.7

12

16

Germany

8.2

7.9 - 8.5

10

17

USA

7.6

7.0 - 8.0

12

18

France

7.5

7.0 - 7.8

11

19

Belgium

7.4

6.9 - 7.9

9

Ireland

7.4

6.9 - 7.9

10

21

Chile

7.3

6.8 - 7.7

10

Japan

7.3

6.7 - 7.8

14

23

Spain

7.0

6.6 - 7.4

10

24

Barbados

6.9

5.7 - 7.3

3

25

Malta

6.6

5.4 - 7.7

5

26

Portugal

6.5

5.9 - 7.1

9

27

Estonia

6.4

6.0 - 7.0

11

28

Israel

6.3

5.7 - 6.9

10

Oman

6.3

5.2 - 7.3

5

30

United Arab Emirates

6.2

5.3 - 7.1

6

31

Slovenia

6.1

5.7 - 6.8

11

32

Botswana

5.9

5.1 - 6.7

8

Qatar

5.9

5.6 - 6.4

5

Taiwan

5.9

5.4 - 6.3

14

Uruguay

5.9

5.6 - 6.4

6

36

Bahrain

5.8

5.3 - 6.3

6

37

Cyprus

5.7

5.3 - 6.0

5

Jordan

5.7

5.1 - 6.1

10

39

Malaysia

5.1

4.6 - 5.6

14

40

Hungary

5.0

4.7 - 5.2

11

Italy

5.0

4.6 - 5.4

9

South Korea

5.0

4.6 - 5.3

12

43

Tunisia

4.9

4.4 - 5.6

7

44

Lithuania

4.8

4.5 - 5.1

8

45

Kuwait

4.7

4.0 - 5.2

6

46

South Africa

4.5

4.2 - 4.8

11

47

Czech Republic

4.3

3.7 - 5.1

10

Greece

4.3

3.9 - 4.7

9

Namibia

4.3

3.8 - 4.9

8

Slovakia

4.3

3.8 - 4.8

10

51

Costa Rica

4.2

3.7 - 4.7

7

El Salvador

4.2

3.5 - 4.8

6

Latvia

4.2

3.8 - 4.6

7

Mauritius

4.2

3.4 - 5.0

6

55

Bulgaria

4.0

3.4 - 4.6

8

Colombia

4.0

3.6 - 4.4

9

Fiji

4.0

3.4 - 4.6

3

Seychelles

4.0

3.5 - 4.2

3

59

Cuba

3.8

2.3 - 4.7

4

Thailand

3,8

3.5 - 4.1

13

Trinidad and Tobago

3,8

3.3 - 4.5

6

62

Belize

3.7

3.4 - 4.1

3

Brazil

3,7

3.5 - 3.9

10

64

Jamaica

3.6

3.4 - 3.8

6

65

Ghana

3.5

3.2 - 4.0

8

Mexico

3.5

3.3 - 3.7

10

Panama

3.5

3.1 - 4.1

7

Peru

3.5

3.1 - 3.8

7

Turkey

3.5

3.1 - 4.0

11

70

Burkina Faso

3.4

2.7 - 3.9

3

Croatia

3.4

3.2 - 3.7

7

Egypt

3.4

3.0 - 3.9

9

Lesotho

3.4

2.6 - 3.9

3

Poland

3.4

3.0 - 3.9

11

Saudi Arabia

3.4

2.7 - 4.1

5

Syria

3.4

2.8 - 4.2

5

77

Laos

3.3

2.1 - 4.4

3

78

China

3.2

2.9 - 3.5

14

Morocco

3.2

2.8 - 3.6

8

Senegal

3.2

2.8 - 3.6

6

Sri Lanka

3.2

2.7 - 3.6

7

Suriname

3.2

2.2 - 3.6

3

83

Lebanon

3.1

2.7 - 3.3

4

Rwanda

3.1

2.1 - 4.1

3

85

Dominican Republic

3.0

2.5 - 3.6

6

Mongolia

3.0

2.4 - 3.6

4

Romania

3.0

2.6 - 3.5

11

88

Armenia

2.9

2.5 - 3.2

4

Benin

2.9

2.1 - 4.0

5

Bosnia and Herzegovina

2.9

2.7 - 3.1

6

Gabon

2.9

2.1 - 3.6

4

India

2.9

2.7 - 3.1

14

Iran

2.9

2.3 - 3.3

5

Mali

2.9

2.3 - 3.6

8

Moldova

2.9

2.3 - 3.7

5

Tanzania

2.9

2.6 - 3.1

8

97

Algeria

2.8

2.5 - 3.3

7

Argentina

2.8

2.5 - 3.1

10

Madagascar

2.8

1.9 - 3.7

5

Malawi

2.8

2.3 - 3.4

7

Mozambique

2.8

2.4 - 3.1

8

Serbia and Montenegro

2.8

2.5 - 3.3

7

103

Gambia

2.7

2.3 - 3.1

7

Macedonia

2.7

2.4 - 3.2

7

Swaziland

2.7

2.0 - 3.1

3

Yemen

2.7

2.4 - 3.2

5

107

Belarus

2.6

1.9 - 3.8

5

Eritrea

2.6

1.7 - 3.5

3

Honduras

2.6

2.2 - 3.0

7

Kazakhstan

2.6

2.2 - 3.2

6

Nicaragua

2.6

2.4 - 2.8

7

Palestine

2.6

2.1 - 2.8

3

Ukraine

2.6

2.4 - 2.8

8

Vietnam

2.6

2.3 - 2.9

10

Zambia

2.6

2.3 - 2.9

7

Zimbabwe

2.6

2.1 - 3.0

7

117

Afghanistan

2.5

1.6 - 3.2

3

Bolivia

2.5

2.3 - 2.9

6

Ecuador

2.5

2.2 - 2.9

6

Guatemala

2.5

2.1 - 2.8

7

Guyana

2.5

2.0 - 2.7

3

Libya

2.5

2.0 - 3.0

4

Nepal

2.5

1.9 - 3.0

4

Philippines

2.5

2.3 - 2.8

13

Uganda

2.5

2.2 - 2.8

8

126

Albania

2.4

2.1 - 2.7

3

Niger

2.4

2.2 - 2.6

4

Russia

2.4

2.3 - 2.6

12

Sierra Leone

2.4

2.1 - 2.7

3

130

Burundi

2.3

2.1 - 2.5

3

Cambodia

2.3

1.9 - 2.5

4

Congo, Republic of

2.3

2.1 - 2.6

4

Georgia

2.3

2.0 - 2.6

6

Kyrgyzstan

2.3

2.1 - 2.5

5

Papua New Guinea

2.3

1.9 - 2.6

4

Venezuela

2.3

2.2 -2.4

10

137

Azerbaijan

2.2

1.9 - 2.5

6

Cameroon

2.2

2.0 - 2.5

6

Ethiopia

2.2

2.0 - 2.5

8

Indonesia

2.2

2.1 - 2.5

13

Iraq

2.2

1.5 - 2.9

4

Liberia

2.2

2.1 - 2.3

3

Uzbekistan

2.2

2.1 - 2.4

5

144

Congo, Democratic Republic

2.1

1.8 - 2.3

4

Kenya

2.1

1.8 - 2.4

8

Pakistan

2.1

1.7 - 2.6

7

Paraguay

2.1

1.9 - 2.3

7

Somalia

2.1

1.6 - 2.2

3

Sudan

2.1

1.9 - 2.2

5

Tajikistan

2.1

1.9 - 2.4

5

151

Angola

2.0

1.8 - 2.1

5

152

Cote d'Ivoire

1.9

1.7 - 2.1

4

Equatorial Guinea

1.9

1.6 - 2.1

3

Nigeria

1.9

1.7 - 2.0

9

155

Haiti

1.8

1.5 - 2.1

4

Myanmar

1.8

1.7 - 2.0

4

Turkmenistan

1.8

1.7 - 2.0

4

158

Bangladesh

1.7

1.4 - 2.0

7

Chad

1.7

1.3 - 2.1

6


Explanatory notes

* CPI Score relates to perceptions of the degree of corruption as seen by business people and country analysts and ranges between 10 (highly clean) and 0 (highly corrupt).
**Confidence range provides a range of possible values of the CPI score. This reflects how a country's score may vary, depending on measurement precision. Nominally, with 5 percent probability the score is above this range and with another 5 percent it is below. However, particularly when only few sources (n) are available an unbiased estimate of the mean coverage probability is lower than the nominal value of 90%.
***Surveys used refers to the number of surveys that assessed a country's performance. 16 surveys and expert assessments were used and at least 3 were required for a country to be included in the CPI.