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India Ranked 94th on Global Corruption Perception Index 2013

Dec 4, 2013 17:00 IST

India was ranked 94th out of 177 countries on Global Corruption Perception Index 2013, which was released by Transparency International on 3 December 2013.

In the Corruption Perceptions Index 2013, Denmark and New Zealand tied for first place with scores of 91. Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia this year make up the worst performers, scoring just 8 points each.

Corruption Perception Index 2013

image Transparency International has released its 19th annual Corruption Perceptions Index on 3 December 2013 at Berlin, Germany. The Index, which ranks the public sector of 177 countries across the world according to perception of corruption.

India’s Performance

India's rank (94th) has remained unchanged from the last year, it has emerged as more corrupt than three of its BRICS countries China (80th), South Africa and Brazil (both ranked 72nd) -- but better than Pakistan and Russia (both are ranked at 127th).

According to the 2013 list, India has scored 36 points on a scale of 0-100, where 0 means that a country is perceived as highly corrupt and 100 means it is perceived as very clean. None of the countries have managed to get the perfect 100 score.

India has done better than countries like Thailand (102nd), Mexico (106th), Egypt (114th), Nepal (116th), Vietnam (116th), Bangladesh (136th) and Iran (144th).

Top 10 Most Corrupt Countries

Rank

Country Name

Score

175

Somalia

8

175

North Korea

8

175

Afghanistan

8

174

Sudan

11

173

South Sudan

14

172

Libya

15

171

Iraq

16

168

Uzbekistan

17

168

Turkmenistan

17

168

Syria

17

Top 10 Least Corrupt Countries

Rank

Country Name

Score

1

Denmark

91

1

New Zealand

91

3

Finland

89

3

Sweden

89

5

Norway

86

5

Singapore

86

7

Switzerland

85

8

Netherlands

83

9

Australia

81

9

Canada

81


About Corruption Perception Index 2013

The index, the leading global indicator of public sector corruption, scores countries on a scale from 0 (perceived to be highly corrupt) to 100 (perceived to be very clean). The results of the 2013 index serve as a warning that more must be done to enable people to live their lives free from the damaging effects of corruption.

About Transparency International

Transparency International is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to fighting corruption.  It is best known for its Corruption Perceptions Index. Its secretariat is located in Berlin, Germany.  The organization is present in more than 100 countries. It came into existence in 1993.

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