South Korea: Freedom from corruption

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 South Korea

Freedom from corruption index (0-100)

 Latest value 69
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 1995 - 2023
 Average 53
 Min - Max 38 - 70
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1995 to 2023. The average value for South Korea during that period was 53 points with a minimum of 38 points in 2001 and a maximum of 70 points in 1995. The latest value from 2023 is 69 points. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 180 countries is 45 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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South Korea - Freedom from corruption - recent values

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South Korea - Freedom from corruption - historical chart - 1995-2023

The Freedom from Corruption index for South 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.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Property rights 89 2023 points
 Freedom from corruption 69 2023 points
 Fiscal freedom 94 2023 points
 Business freedom 85 2023 points
 Labor freedom 56 2023 points
 Monetary freedom 81.40 2023 points
 Trade freedom 72 2023 points
 Investment freedom 60 2023 points
 Financial freedom 60 2023 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 74 2023 index points
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