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Corruption Perceptions Index 2006


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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Country Rank

Country

2006 CPI Score

Surveys used

Confidence range


1

Finland

9.6

7

9.4 - 9.7

1

Iceland

9.6

6

9.5 - 9.7

1

New Zealand

9.6

7

9.4 - 9.6

4

Denmark

9.5

7

9.4 - 9.6

5

Singapore

9.4

9

9.2 - 9.5

6

Sweden

9.2

7

9.0 - 9.3

7

Switzerland

9.1

7

8.9 - 9.2

8

Norway

8.8

7

8.4 - 9.1

9

Australia

8.7

8

8.3 - 9.0

9

Netherlands

8.7

7

8.3 - 9.0

11

Austria

8.6

7

8.2 - 8.9

11

Luxembourg

8.6

6

8.1 - 9.0

11

United Kingdom

8.6

7

8.2 - 8.9

14

Canada

8.5

7

8.0 - 8.9

15

Hong Kong

8.3

9

7.7 - 8.8

16

Germany

8.0

7

7.8 - 8.4

17

Japan

7.6

9

7.0 - 8.1

18

France

7.4

7

6.7 - 7.8

18

Ireland

7.4

7

6.7 - 7.9

20

Belgium

7.3

7

6.6 - 7.9

20

Chile

7.3

7

6.6 - 7.6

20

USA

7.3

8

6.6 - 7.8

23

Spain

6.8

7

6.3 - 7.2

24

Barbados

6.7

4

6.0 - 7.2

24

Estonia

6.7

8

6.1 - 7.4

26

Macau

6.6

3

5.4 - 7.1

26

Portugal

6.6

7

5.9 - 7.3

28

Malta

6.4

4

5.4 - 7.3

28

Slovenia

6.4

8

5.7 - 7.0

28

Uruguay

6.4

5

5.9 - 7.0

31

United Arab Emirates

6.2

5

5.6 - 6.9

32

Bhutan

6.0

3

4.1 - 7.3

32

Qatar

6.0

5

5.6 - 6.5

34

Israel

5.9

7

5.2 - 6.5

34

Taiwan

5.9

9

5.6 - 6.2

36

Bahrain

5.7

5

5.3 - 6.2

37

Botswana

5.6

6

4.8 - 6.6

37

Cyprus

5.6

4

5.2 - 5.9

39

Oman

5.4

3

4.1 - 6.2

40

Jordan

5.3

7

4.5 - 5.7

41

Hungary

5.2

8

5.0 - 5.4

42

Mauritius

5.1

5

4.1 - 6.3

42

South Korea

5.1

9

4.7 - 5.5

44

Malaysia

5.0

9

4.5 - 5.5

45

Italy

4.9

7

4.4 - 5.4

46

Czech Republic

4.8

8

4.4 - 5.2

46

Kuwait

4.8

5

4.0 - 5.4

46

Lithuania

4.8

6

4.2 - 5.6

49

Latvia

4.7

6

4.0 - 5.5

49

Slovakia

4.7

8

4.3- 5.2

51

South Africa

4.6

8

4.1 - 5.1

51

Tunisia

4.6

5

3.9 - 5.6

53

Dominica

4.5

3

3.5 - 5.3

54

Greece

4.4

7

3.9 - 5.0

55

Costa Rica

4.1

5

3.3 - 4.8

55

Namibia

4.1

6

3.6 - 4.9

57

Bulgaria

4.0

7

3.4 - 4.8

57

El Salvador

4.0

5

3.2 - 4.8

59

Colombia

3.9

7

3.5 - 4.7

60

Turkey

3.8

7

3.3 - 4.2

61

Jamaica

3.7

5

3.4 - 4.0

61

Poland

3.7

8

3.2 - 4.4

63

Lebanon

3.6

3

3.2 - 3.8

63

Seychelles

3.6

3

3.2 - 3.8

63

Thailand

3.6

9

3.2 - 3.9

66

Belize

3.5

3

2.3 - 4.0

66

Cuba

3.5

3

1.8 - 4.7

66

Grenada

3.5

3

2.3 - 4.1

69

Croatia

3.4

7

3.1 - 3.7

70

Brazil

3.3

7

3.1 - 3.6

70

China

3.3

9

3.0 - 3.6

70

Egypt

3.3

6

3.0 - 3.7

70

Ghana

3.3

6

3.0 - 3.6

70

India

3.3

10

3.1 - 3.6

70

Mexico

3.3

7

3.1 - 3.4

70

Peru

3.3

5

2.8 - 3.8

70

Saudi Arabia

3.3

3

2.2 - 3.7

70

Senegal

3.3

5

2.8 - 3.7

79

Burkina Faso

3.2

5

2.8 - 3.6

79

Lesotho

3.2

5

2.9 - 3.6

79

Moldova

3.2

7

2.7 - 3.8

79

Morocco

3.2

6

2.8 - 3.5

79

Trinidad and Tobago

3.2

5

2.8 - 3.6

84

Algeria

3.1

5

2.7 - 3.6

84

Madagascar

3.1

5

2.3 - 3.7

84

Mauritania

3.1

4

2.1 - 3.7

84

Panama

3.1

5

2.8 - 3.3

84

Romania

3.1

8

3.0 - 3.2

84

Sri Lanka

3.1

6

2.7 - 3.5

90

Gabon

3.0

4

2.4 - 3.3

90

Serbia

3.0

7

2.7 - 3.3

90

Suriname

3.0

4

2.7 - 3.3

93

Argentina

2.9

7

2.7 - 3.2

93

Armenia

2.9

6

2.7 - 3.0

93

Bosnia and Herzgegovina

2.9

6

2.7 - 3.1

93

Eritrea

2.9

3

2.2 - 3.5

93

Syria

2.9

3

2.3 - 3.2

93

Tanzania

2.9

7

2.7 - 3.1

99

Dominican Republic

2.8

5

2.4 - 3.2

99

Georgia

2.8

6

2.5 - 3.0

99

Mali

2.8

7

2.5 - 3.3

99

Mongolia

2.8

5

2.3 - 3.4

99

Mozambique

2.8

7

2.5 - 3.0

99

Ukraine

2.8

6

2.5 - 3.0

105

Bolivia

2.7

6

2.4 - 3.0

105

Iran

2.7

3

2.3 - 3.1

105

Libya

2.7

3

2.4 - 3.2

105

Macedonia

2.7

6

2.6 - 2.9

105

Malawi

2.7

7

2.5 - 3.0

105

Uganda

2.7

7

2.4 - 3.0

111

Albania

2.6

5

2.4 - 2.7

111

Guatemala

2.6

5

2.3 - 3.0

111

Kazakhstan

2.6

6

2.3 - 2.8

111

Laos

2.6

4

2.0 - 3.1

111

Nicaragua

2.6

6

2.4 - 2.9

111

Paraguay

2.6

5

2.2 - 3.3

111

Timor-Leste

2.6

3

2.3 - 3.0

111

Viet Nam

2.6

8

2.4 - 2.9

111

Yemen

2.6

4

2.4 - 2.7

111

Zambia

2.6

6

2.1 - 3.0

121

Benin

2.5

6

2.1 - 2.9

121

Gambia

2.5

6

2.3 - 2.8

121

Guyana

2.5

5

2.2 - 2.6

121

Honduras

2.5

6

2.4 - 2.7

121

Nepal

2.5

5

2.3 - 2.9

121

Philippines

2.5

9

2.3 - 2.8

121

Russia

2.5

8

2.3 - 2.7

121

Rwanda

2.5

3

2.3 - 2.6

121

Swaziland

2.5

3

2.2 - 2.7

130

Azerbaijan

2.4

7

2.2 - 2.6

130

Burundi

2.4

5

2.2 - 2.6

130

Central African Republic

2.4

3

2.2 - 2.5

130

Ethiopia

2.4

7

2.2 - 2.6

130

Indonesia

2.4

10

2.2 - 2.6

130

Papua New Guinea

2.4

4

2.3 - 2.6

130

Togo

2.4

3

1.9 - 2.6

130

Zimbabwe

2.4

7

2.0 - 2.8

138

Cameroon

2.3

7

2.1 - 2.5

138

Ecuador

2.3

5

2.2 - 2.5

138

Niger

2.3

5

2.1 - 2.6

138

Venezuela

2.3

7

2.2 - 2.4

142

Angola

2.2

5

1.9 - 2.4

142

Congo, Republic

2.2

4

2.2 - 2.3

142

Kenya

2.2

7

2.0 - 2.4

142

Kyrgyzstan

2.2

6

2.0 - 2.6

142

Nigeria

2.2

7

2.0 - 2.3

142

Pakistan

2.2

6

2.0 - 2.4

142

Sierra Leone

2.2

3

2.2 - 2.3

142

Tajikistan

2.2

6

2.0 - 2.4

142

Turkmenistan

2.2

4

1.9 - 2.5

151

Belarus

2.1

4

1.9 - 2.2

151

Cambodia

2.1

6

1.9 - 2.4

151

Côte d´Ivoire

2.1

4

2.0 - 2.2

151

Equatorial Guinea

2.1

3

1.7 - 2.2

151

Uzbekistan

2.1

5

1.8 - 2.2

156

Bangladesh

2.0

6

1.7 - 2.2

156

Chad

2.0

6

1.8 - 2.3

156

Congo, Democratic Republic

2.0

4

1.8 - 2.2

156

Sudan

2.0

4

1.8 - 2.2

160

Guinea

1.9

3

1.7 - 2.1

160

Iraq

1.9

3

1.6 - 2.1

160

Myanmar

1.9

3

1.8 - 2.3

163

Haiti

1.8

3

1.7 - 1.8


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 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. 12 surveys and expert assessments were used and at least 3 were required for a country to be included in the CPI.