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

The average for 2023 based on 46 countries was 32 points. The highest value was in the Seychelles: 72 points and the lowest value was in Equatorial Guinea: 9 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
Seychelles 72 1 2009 - 2023
Cape Verde 61 2 1996 - 2023
Botswana 59 3 1995 - 2023
Mauritius 58 4 1999 - 2023
Namibia 53 5 1997 - 2023
Rwanda 53 6 1997 - 2023
S.T.&Principe 48 7 2009 - 2023
South Africa 48 8 1995 - 2023
Senegal 46 9 1996 - 2023
Ghana 45 10 1995 - 2023
Benin 44 11 1996 - 2023
Burkina Faso 43 12 1996 - 2023
Lesotho 42 13 1996 - 2023
Gambia 37 14 1997 - 2023
Malawi 37 15 1995 - 2023
Tanzania 37 16 1995 - 2023
Ethiopia 35 17 1995 - 2023
Ivory Coast 34 18 1995 - 2023
Sierra Leone 34 19 1995 - 2023
Swaziland 33 20 1995 - 2023
Niger 32 21 1996 - 2023
Kenya 30 22 1995 - 2023
Togo 30 23 1999 - 2023
Zambia 30 24 1995 - 2023
Mali 27 25 1995 - 2023
Mozambique 27 26 1995 - 2023
Gabon 26 27 1995 - 2023
Liberia 26 28 2009 - 2023
Guinea 24 29 1995 - 2023
Madagascar 24 30 1995 - 2023
Mauritania 24 31 1996 - 2023
Uganda 24 32 1995 - 2023
Angola 23 33 1995 - 2023
Nigeria 23 34 1995 - 2023
Cameroon 21 35 1995 - 2023
Comoros 20 36 2009 - 2023
Zimbabwe 20 37 1995 - 2023
G.-Bissau 19 38 1999 - 2023
C.A. Republic 17 39 2002 - 2023
Sudan 16 40 1995 - 2023
Burundi 13 41 1997 - 2023
Chad 13 42 1997 - 2023
R. of Congo 13 43 1996 - 2023
DR Congo 12 44 1995 - 2023
Eritrea 12 45 2009 - 2023
Eq. Guinea 9 46 1999 - 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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