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India drops 11 places to 95th in corruption index

CNN-IBN
Dec 01, 2011 at 04:24pm IST

New Delhi: The latest Transparency International corruption index is out and predictably India has slipped lower on the list. India is now ranked 95th on the list - worse than China, but better than Pakistan that's ranked way below at 134th.

India is perceived to be more corrupt than China which is ranked 75th on the list, but is better off than Pakistan, that is listed at the 134th position.

New Zealand ranked number one is the least corrupt country while Somalia and North Korea are the worst of all.

India drops 11 places to 95th in corruption index

According to the latest TI corruption index India is perceived to be more corrupt than China but is better off than Pakistan.

Australia is among the least corrupt country in the Group of 20 industrialised nations, according to a new survey.

Transparency International, a global body leading the fight against corruption, said its annual league tables showed that New Zealand stood at top of the global list overall as the least corrupt in the world, according to AAP report.

Last year, Australia's trans-Tasman neighbour was ranked joint first alongwith Denmark and Singapore, which now stand at second and fifth respectively.

Australia remains in joint eighth position with Switzerland.

TI's Corruption Perceptions Index scores 183 countries and territories from zero (highly corrupt) to 10 (very clean) based on data from 17 surveys that look at factors such as enforcement of anti-corruption laws, access to information and conflicts of interest.

Two-thirds of ranked countries scored less than five. New Zealand scored 9.5 compared while Australia achieved 8.8 this year.

North Korea and Somalia both scored just one point and ranked at the end of the scale. "This year we have seen corruption on protesters banners, be they rich or poor," AAP quoted TI chief Huguette Labelle as saying while releasing the report in Berlin.

Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index 2011

The perceived levels of public-sector corruption in 183 countries/territories around the world

Rank/Country or Territory/Score

1. New Zealand 9.5

2. Denmark 9.4

2. Finland 9.4

4. Sweden 9.3

5. Singapore 9.2

6. Norway 9.0

7. Netherlands 8.9

8. Australia 8.8

8. Switzerland 8.8

10. Canada 8.7

11. Luxembourg 8.5

12. Hong Kong 8.4

13. Iceland 8.3

14. Germany 8.0

14. Japan 8.0

16. Austria 7.8

16. Barbados 7.8

16. United Kingdom 7.8

19. Belgium 7.5

19. Ireland 7.5

21. Bahamas 7.3

22. Chile 7.2

22. Qatar 7.2

24. United States 7.1

25. France 7.0

25. Saint Lucia 7.0

25. Uruguay 7.0

28. United Arab Emirates 6.8

29. Estonia 6.4

30. Cyprus 6.3

31. Spain 6.2

32. Botswana 6.1

32. Portugal 6.1

32. Taiwan 6.1

35. Slovenia 5.9

36. Israel 5.8

36. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 5.8

38. Bhutan 5.7

39. Malta 5.6

39. Puerto Rico 5.6

41. Cape Verde 5.5

41. Poland 5.5

43. Korea (South) 5.4

44. Brunei 5.2

44. Dominica 5.2

46. Bahrain 5.1

46. Macau 5.1

46. Mauritius 5.1

49. Rwanda 5.0

50. Costa Rica 4.8

50. Lithuania 4.8

50. Oman 4.8

50. Seychelles 4.8

54. Hungary 4.6

54. Kuwait 4.6

56. Jordan 4.5

57. Czech Republic 4.4

57. Namibia 4.4

57. Saudi Arabia 4.4

60. Malaysia 4.3

61. Cuba 4.2

61. Latvia 4.2

61. Turkey 4.2

64. Georgia 4.1

64. South Africa 4.1

66. Croatia 4.0

66. Montenegro 4.0

66. Slovakia 4.0

69. Ghana 3.9

69. Italy 3.9

69. FYR Macedonia 3.9

69. Samoa 3.9

73. Brazil 3.8

73. Tunisia 3.8

75. China 3.6

75. Romania 3.6

77. Gambia 3.5

77. Lesotho 3.5

77. Vanuatu 3.5

80. Colombia 3.4

80. El Salvador 3.4

80. Greece 3.4

80. Morocco 3.4

80. Peru 3.4

80. Thailand 3.4

86. Bulgaria 3.3

86. Jamaica 3.3

86. Panama 3.3

86. Serbia 3.3

86. Sri Lanka 3.3

91. Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.2

91. Liberia 3.2

91. Trinidad and Tobago 3.2

91. Zambia 3.2

95. Albania 3.1

95. India 3.1

95. Kiribati 3.1

95. Swaziland 3.1

95. Tonga 3.1

100. Argentina 3.0

100. Benin 3.0

100. Burkina Faso 3.0

100. Djibouti 3.0

100. Gabon 3.0

100. Indonesia 3.0

100. Madagascar 3.0

100. Malawi 3.0

100. Mexico 3.0

100. Sao Tome and Principe 3.0

100. Suriname 3.0

100. Tanzania 3.0

112. Algeria 2.9

112. Egypt 2.9

112. Kosovo 2.9

112. Moldova 2.9

112. Senegal 2.9

112. Vietnam 2.9

118. Bolivia 2.8

118. Mali 2.8

120. Bangladesh 2.7

120. Ecuador 2.7

120. Ethiopia 2.7

120. Guatemala 2.7

120. Iran 2.7

120. Kazakhstan 2.7

120. Mongolia 2.7

120. Mozambique 2.7

120. Solomon Islands 2.7

129. Armenia 2.6

129. Dominican Republic 2.6

129. Honduras 2.6

129. Philippines 2.6

129. Syria 2.6

134. Cameroon 2.5

134. Eritrea 2.5

134. Guyana 2.5

134. Lebanon 2.5

134. Maldives 2.5

134. Nicaragua 2.5

134. Niger 2.5

134. Pakistan 2.5

134. Sierra Leone 2.5

143. Azerbaijan 2.4

143. Belarus 2.4

143. Comoros 2.4

143. Mauritania 2.4

143. Nigeria 2.4

143. Russia 2.4

143. Timor-Leste 2.4

143. Togo 2.4

143. Uganda 2.4

152. Tajikistan 2.3

152. Ukraine 2.3

154. Central African Republic 2.2

154. Congo Republic 2.2

154. Côte d´Ivoire 2.2

154. Guinea-Bissau 2.2

154. Kenya 2.2

154. Laos 2.2

154. Nepal 2.2

154. Papua New Guinea 2.2

154. Paraguay 2.2

154. Zimbabwe 2.2

164. Cambodia 2.1

164. Guinea 2.1

164. Kyrgyzstan 2.1

164. Yemen 2.1

168. Angola 2.0

168. Chad 2.0

168. Democratic Republic of the Congo 2.0

168. Libya 2.0

172. Burundi 1.9

172. Equatorial Guinea 1.9

172. Venezuela 1.9

175. Haiti 1.8

175. Iraq 1.8

177. Sudan 1.6

177. Turkmenistan 1.6

177. Uzbekistan 1.6

180. Afghanistan 1.5

180. Myanmar 1.5

182. Korea (North) 1.0

182. Somalia 1.0

With Additional Inputs from Agencies

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