Corruption Perception Index 2015 Is Out

Transparency International just released its Corruption Perception Index 2015.

A country or territory’s score indicates the perceived level of public sector corruption on a scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). A country’s rank indicates its position relative to the other countries in the index. This year’s index includes 168 countries and territories.

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Credit: Transparency International

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2 Responses to Corruption Perception Index 2015 Is Out

  1. ledrakenoir says:

    I work a lot with statistics on a daily basis and know how grateful figures – we can get them to show exactly what we want – often there are things hidden, depending on who is doing the statistics – I think both numerical values in themselves and yet more on the criteria used.

    There are many forms of corruption, not all are registered in statistics – born in Denmark even though I have lived abroad for the past 12 years – so I know of that there are also forms or types of corruption in Denmark – they are not taken into the current measurements – because many “services” doesn’t officially belongs into these chosen parameters – chosen by those who make the statistics.

    Political corruption is more widespread in Denmark than foreign countries think.

    Many things are called services instead of corruption
    – but is still favoring the receivers and be profit making for the senders.

    • Thank you for the insight! I fully agree that statistics can be distorted in order to attain a certain result. Romania came 58th in this index, but I think we could have been much lower if further criteria would have been added. Corruption does have local forms of manifestation (overt and covert) known all too well by citizens and is spotted easily at the ground level.

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