(measure: points; Source: The Heritage Foundation)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
North Korea: Freedom from corruption index (0-100)
For that indicator, we provide data for North Korea from 1995 to 2020. The average value for North Korea during that period was 10 points with a minimum of 5 points in 2009 and a maximum of 25 points in 2018.
The latest value from 2020 is 15 points. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 183
countries is 44 points.
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The Freedom from Corruption index for North Korea from the Heritage Foundation uses mostly the data from Transparency International, an NGO that tracks corruption perceptions around the world.
Definition: The score for the Freedom of corruption index is derived primarily from Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index. For countries that are not covered in the CPI the freedom from corruption score is determined by using information from internationally recognized and reliable sources. Higher index values denote lower level of corruption.