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The Global Corruption Index Ranking

December 19, 2003 15:37 IST

In the Global Corruption Index, a survey of 133 nations conducted by Transparency International (an anti-graft watchdog), India stood 83rd, recording a score of 2.8 out of 10.

The following is the list of 133 nations surveyed and their ranking in the Global Corruption Index:

How they stack up

Country rank

Country

CPI 2003 score

Surveys used

Standard deviation

High-low range

1

Finland

9.7

8

0.3

9.2 - 10.0

2

Iceland

9.6

7

0.3

9.2 - 10.0

3

Denmark

9.5

9

0.4

8.8 - 9.9

New Zealand

9.5

8

0.2

9.2 - 9.6

5

Singapore

9.4

12

0.1

9.2 - 9.5

6

Sweden

9.3

11

0.2

8.8 - 9.6

7

Netherlands

8.9

9

0.3

8.5 - 9.3

8

Australia

8.8

12

0.9

6.7 - 9.5

Norway

8.8

8

0.5

8.0 - 9.3

Switzerland

8.8

9

0.8

6.9 - 9.4

11

Canada

8.7

12

0.9

6.5 - 9.4

Luxembourg

8.7

6

0.4

8.0 - 9.2

United Kingdom

8.7

13

0.5

7.8 - 9.2

14

Austria

8.0

9

0.7

7.3 - 9.3

Hong Kong

8.0

11

1.1

5.6 - 9.3

16

Germany

7.7

11

1.2

4.9 - 9.2

17

Belgium

7.6

9

0.9

6.6 - 9.2

18

Ireland

7.5

9

0.7

6.5 - 8.8

USA

7.5

13

1.2

4.9 - 9.2

20

Chile

7.4

12

0.9

5.6 - 8.8

21

Israel

7.0

10

1.2

4.7 - 8.1

Japan

7.0

13

1.1

5.5 - 8.8

23

France

6.9

12

1.1

4.8 - 9.0

Spain

6.9

11

0.8

5.2 - 7.8

25

Portugal

6.6

9

1.2

4.9 - 8.1

26

Oman

6.3

4

0.9

5.5 - 7.3

27

Bahrain

6.1

3

1.1

5.5 - 7.4

Cyprus

6.1

3

1.6

4.7 - 7.8

29

Slovenia

5.9

12

1.2

4.7 - 8.8

30

Botswana

5.7

6

0.9

4.7 - 7.3

Taiwan

5.7

13

1.0

3.6 - 7.8

32

Qatar

5.6

3

0.1

5.5 - 5.7

33

Estonia

5.5

12

0.6

4.7 - 6.6

Uruguay

5.5

7

1.1

4.1 - 7.4

35

Italy

5.3

11

1.1

3.3 - 7.3

Kuwait

5.3

4

1.7

3.3 - 7.4

37

Malaysia

5.2

13

1.1

3.6 - 8.0

United Arab Emirates

5.2

3

0.5

4.6 - 5.6

39

Tunisia

4.9

6

0.7

3.6 - 5.6

40

Hungary

4.8

13

0.6

4.0 - 5.6

41

Lithuania

4.7

10

1.6

3.0 - 7.7

Namibia

4.7

6

1.3

3.6 - 6.6

43

Cuba

4.6

3

1.0

3.6 - 5.5

Jordan

4.6

7

1.1

3.6 - 6.5

Trinidad and Tobago

4.6

6

1.3

3.4 - 6.9

46

Belize

4.5

3

0.9

3.6 - 5.5

Saudi Arabia

4.5

4

2.0

2.8 - 7.4

48

Mauritius

4.4

5

0.7

3.6 - 5.5

South Africa

4.4

12

0.6

3.6 - 5.5

50

Costa Rica

4.3

8

0.7

3.5 - 5.5

Greece

4.3

9

0.8

3.7 - 5.6

South Korea

4.3

12

1.0

2.0 - 5.6

53

Belarus

4.2

5

1.8

2.0 - 5.8

54

Brazil

3.9

12

0.5

3.3 - 4.7

Bulgaria

3.9

10

0.9

2.8 - 5.7

Czech Republic

3.9

12

0.9

2.6 - 5.6

57

Jamaica

3.8

5

0.4

3.3 - 4.3

Latvia

3.8

7

0.4

3.4 - 4.7

59

Colombia

3.7

11

0.5

2.7 - 4.4

Croatia

3.7

8

0.6

2.6 - 4.7

El Salvador

3.7

7

1.5

2.0 - 6.3

Peru

3.7

9

0.6

2.7 - 4.9

Slovakia

3.7

11

0.7

2.9 - 4.7

64

Mexico

3.6

12

0.6

2.4 - 4.9

Poland

3.6

14

1.1

2.4 - 5.6

66

China

3.4

13

1.0

2.0 - 5.5

Panama

3.4

7

0.8

2.7 - 5.0

Sri Lanka

3.4

7

0.7

2.4 - 4.4

Syria

3.4

4

1.3

2.0 - 5.0

70

Bosnia & Herzegovina

3.3

6

0.7

2.2 - 3.9

Dominican Republic

3.3

6

0.4

2.7 - 3.8

Egypt

3.3

9

1.3

1.8 - 5.3

Ghana

3.3

6

0.9

2.7 - 5.0

Morocco

3.3

5

1.3

2.4 - 5.5

Thailand

3.3

13

0.9

1.4 - 4.4

76

Senegal

3.2

6

1.2

2.2 - 5.5

77

Turkey

3.1

14

0.9

1.8 - 5.4

78

Armenia

3.0

5

0.8

2.2 - 4.1

Iran

3.0

4

1.0

1.5 - 3.6

Lebanon

3.0

4

0.8

2.1 - 3.6

Mali

3.0

3

1.8

1.4 - 5.0

Palestine

3.0

3

1.2

2.0 - 4.3

83

India

2.8

14

0.4

2.1 - 3.6

Malawi

2.8

4

1.2

2.0 - 4.4

Romania

2.8

12

1.0

1.6 - 5.0

86

Mozambique

2.7

5

0.7

2.0 - 3.6

Russia

2.7

16

0.8

1.4 - 4.9

88

Algeria

2.6

4

0.5

2.0 - 3.0

Madagascar

2.6

3

1.8

1.2 - 4.7

Nicaragua

2.6

7

0.5

2.0 - 3.3

Yemen

2.6

4

0.7

2.0 - 3.4

92

Albania

2.5

5

0.6

1.9 - 3.2

Argentina

2.5

12

0.5

1.6 - 3.2

Ethiopia

2.5

5

0.8

1.5 - 3.6

Gambia

2.5

4

0.9

1.5 - 3.6

Pakistan

2.5

7

0.9

1.5 - 3.9

Philippines

2.5

12

0.5

1.6 - 3.6

Tanzania

2.5

6

0.6

2.0 - 3.3

Zambia

2.5

5

0.6

2.0 - 3.3

100

Guatemala

2.4

8

0.6

1.5 - 3.4

Kazakhstan

2.4

7

0.9

1.6 - 3.8

Moldova

2.4

5

0.8

1.6 - 3.6

Uzbekistan

2.4

6

0.5

2.0 - 3.3

Venezuela

2.4

12

0.5

1.4 - 3.1

Vietnam

2.4

8

0.8

1.4 - 3.6

106

Bolivia

2.3

6

0.4

1.9 - 2.9

Honduras

2.3

7

0.6

1.4 - 3.3

Macedonia

2.3

5

0.3

2.0 - 2.7

Serbia & Montenegro

2.3

5

0.5

2.0 - 3.2

Sudan

2.3

4

0.3

2.0 - 2.7

Ukraine

2.3

10

0.6

1.6 - 3.8

Zimbabwe

2.3

7

0.3

2.0 - 2.7

113

Congo, Republic of the

2.2

3

0.5

2.0 - 2.8

Ecuador

2.2

8

0.3

1.8 - 2.6

Iraq

2.2

3

1.1

1.2 - 3.4

Sierra Leone

2.2

3

0.5

2.0 - 2.8

Uganda

2.2

6

0.7

1.8 - 3.5

118

Cote d'Ivoire

2.1

5

0.5

1.5 - 2.7

Kyrgyzstan

2.1

5

0.4

1.6 - 2.7

Libya

2.1

3

0.5

1.7 - 2.7

Papua New Guinea

2.1

3

0.6

1.5 - 2.7

122

Indonesia

1.9

13

0.5

0.7 - 2.9

Kenya

1.9

7

0.3

1.5 - 2.4

124

Angola

1.8

3

0.3

1.4 - 2.0

Azerbaijan

1.8

7

0.3

1.4 - 2.3

Cameroon

1.8

5

0.2

1.4 - 2.0

Georgia

1.8

6

0.7

0.9 - 2.8

Tajikistan

1.8

3

0.3

1.5 - 2.0

129

Myanmar

1.6

3

0.3

1.4 - 2.0

Paraguay

1.6

6

0.3

1.2 - 2.0

131

Haiti

1.5

5

0.6

0.7 - 2.3

132

Nigeria

1.4

9

0.4

0.9 - 2.0

133

Bangladesh

1.3

8

0.7

0.3 - 2.2

Explanatory notes

A more detailed description of the CPI 2003 methodology is available at http://www.transparency.org/cpi/ index.html#cpi or at http://www.gwdg.de/~uwv

A CPI 2003 Score
relates to perceptions of the degree of corruption as seen by business people, academics and risk analysts, and ranges between 10 (highly clean) and 0 (highly corrupt).

A Surveys Used
refers to the number of surveys that assessed a country's performance.
A total of 17 surveys were used from 13 independent institutions, and at least three surveys were required for a country to be included in the CPI.

Standard Deviation
indicates differences in the values of the sources: the greater the standard deviation, the greater the differences of perceptions of a country among the sources.

High-Low Range
provides the highest and lowest values of the different sources.
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