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Freedom from corruption index (0-100), 2023:

The average for 2023 based on 45 countries was 39 points. The highest value was in Singapore: 91 points and the lowest value was in North Korea: 2 points. The indicator is available from 1995 to 2023. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: points; Source: The Heritage Foundation
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Countries Freedom from corruption, 2023 Global rank Available data
Singapore 91 1 1995 - 2023
Japan 81 2 1995 - 2023
Taiwan 76 3 1995 - 2023
Bhutan 72 4 2009 - 2023
South Korea 69 5 1995 - 2023
UA Emirates 69 6 1996 - 2023
Georgia 63 7 1996 - 2023
Israel 63 8 1995 - 2023
Brunei 62 9 2014 - 2023
Qatar 58 10 1999 - 2023
Armenia 52 11 1996 - 2023
Malaysia 52 12 1995 - 2023
Saudi Arabia 50 13 1996 - 2023
Oman 49 14 1995 - 2023
Jordan 48 15 1995 - 2023
Kuwait 44 16 1996 - 2023
China 42 17 1995 - 2023
India 42 18 1995 - 2023
Bahrain 40 19 1995 - 2023
Sri Lanka 40 20 1995 - 2023
Indonesia 39 21 1995 - 2023
Maldives 39 22 2009 - 2023
Thailand 38 23 1995 - 2023
Kazakhstan 37 24 1998 - 2023
Mongolia 37 25 1995 - 2023
Vietnam 36 26 1995 - 2023
Nepal 34 27 1996 - 2023
Philippines 34 28 1995 - 2023
Burma 29 29 1996 - 2023
Azerbaijan 27 30 1996 - 2023
Pakistan 27 31 1995 - 2023
Kyrgyzstan 25 32 1998 - 2023
Uzbekistan 25 33 1998 - 2023
Bangladesh 23 34 1995 - 2023
Lebanon 23 35 1996 - 2023
Laos 21 36 1996 - 2023
Iran 20 37 1996 - 2023
Iraq 19 38 1996 - 2023
Tajikistan 18 39 1998 - 2023
Cambodia 15 40 1997 - 2023
Afghanistan 13 41 2013 - 2023
Turkmenistan 8 42 1998 - 2023
Syria 7 43 1996 - 2023
Yemen 7 44 1995 - 2023
North Korea 2 45 1995 - 2023



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.
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