(measure: points; Source: The Heritage Foundation)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
South Korea: Freedom from corruption index (0-100)
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1995 to 2020. The average value for South Korea during that period was 52 points with a minimum of 38 points in 2001 and a maximum of 70 points in 1995.
The latest value from 2020 is 68 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 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.