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Political corruption index, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 171 countries was 0.479 index points. The highest value was in Venezuela: 0.971 index points and the lowest value was in Denmark: 0.002 index points. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2022. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: index points; Source: Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
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Countries Political corruption, 2022 Global rank Available data
Venezuela 0.971 1 1960 - 2022
Chad 0.95 2 1960 - 2022
DR Congo 0.949 3 1960 - 2022
Azerbaijan 0.928 4 1990 - 2022
Nicaragua 0.927 5 1960 - 2022
Nigeria 0.922 6 1960 - 2022
Syria 0.921 7 1960 - 2022
Turkmenistan 0.918 8 1990 - 2022
Bangladesh 0.915 9 1971 - 2022
Yemen 0.912 10 1960 - 2022
Somalia 0.902 11 1960 - 2022
Cambodia 0.897 12 1960 - 2022
Cameroon 0.891 13 1961 - 2022
Iraq 0.878 14 1960 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 0.875 15 1960 - 2022
Guinea 0.872 16 1960 - 2022
R. of Congo 0.851 17 1960 - 2022
Liberia 0.839 18 1960 - 2022
Haiti 0.833 19 1960 - 2022
Uzbekistan 0.829 20 1990 - 2022
Gabon 0.826 21 1960 - 2022
Guatemala 0.824 22 1960 - 2022
G.-Bissau 0.823 23 1960 - 2022
C.A. Republic 0.822 24 1960 - 2022
Tajikistan 0.821 25 1990 - 2022
Pakistan 0.817 26 1960 - 2022
Turkey 0.814 27 1960 - 2022
Kyrgyzstan 0.81 28 1990 - 2022
Zimbabwe 0.805 29 1960 - 2022
Madagascar 0.804 30 1960 - 2022
Mali 0.796 31 1960 - 2022
Comoros 0.788 32 1960 - 2022
Mauritania 0.784 33 1960 - 2022
El Salvador 0.781 34 1960 - 2022
Iran 0.777 35 1960 - 2022
Libya 0.775 36 1960 - 2022
Lebanon 0.774 37 1960 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 0.768 38 1992 - 2022
Paraguay 0.765 39 1960 - 2022
Egypt 0.756 40 1960 - 2022
Honduras 0.755 41 1960 - 2022
Uganda 0.754 42 1960 - 2022
Philippines 0.753 43 1960 - 2022
Indonesia 0.749 44 1960 - 2022
Russia 0.739 45 1960 - 2022
Mongolia 0.738 46 1960 - 2022
Papua N.G. 0.737 47 1960 - 2022
Thailand 0.727 48 1960 - 2022
Burundi 0.725 49 1960 - 2022
North Macedonia 0.724 50 1991 - 2022
Togo 0.717 51 1960 - 2022
Bahrain 0.71 52 2005 - 2022
Algeria 0.699 53 1960 - 2022
Peru 0.698 54 1960 - 2022
Djibouti 0.696 55 1960 - 2022
Bolivia 0.69 56 1960 - 2022
Serbia 0.69 57 1960 - 2022
Malawi 0.688 58 1960 - 2022
Laos 0.687 59 1960 - 2022
Kazakhstan 0.686 60 1990 - 2022
North Korea 0.68 61 1960 - 2022
Eritrea 0.673 62 1960 - 2022
India 0.642 63 1960 - 2022
Mozambique 0.633 64 1960 - 2022
Ecuador 0.625 65 1960 - 2022
Solomon Isl. 0.622 66 1960 - 2022
Ghana 0.62 67 1960 - 2022
Ivory Coast 0.62 68 1960 - 2022
Burma 0.615 69 1960 - 2022
Cuba 0.613 70 1960 - 2022
Ukraine 0.612 71 1990 - 2022
Nepal 0.595 72 1960 - 2022
Morocco 0.593 73 1960 - 2022
Albania 0.586 74 1960 - 2022
Kenya 0.585 75 1960 - 2022
Niger 0.574 76 1960 - 2022
Swaziland 0.571 77 1960 - 2022
Sri Lanka 0.556 78 1960 - 2022
Brazil 0.553 79 1960 - 2022
Hungary 0.537 80 1960 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 0.531 81 1960 - 2022
Montenegro 0.529 82 1998 - 2022
Lesotho 0.527 83 1960 - 2022
Mexico 0.526 84 1960 - 2022
Ethiopia 0.518 85 1960 - 2022
Angola 0.516 86 1960 - 2022
Mauritius 0.492 87 1960 - 2022
Panama 0.476 88 1960 - 2022
Sierra Leone 0.47 89 1960 - 2022
Afghanistan 0.448 90 1960 - 2022
Burkina Faso 0.444 91 1960 - 2022
Vietnam 0.444 92 1960 - 2022
South Africa 0.438 93 1960 - 2022
Argentina 0.433 94 1960 - 2022
Jordan 0.429 95 1960 - 2022
Maldives 0.422 96 1960 - 2022
Colombia 0.414 97 1960 - 2022
Belarus 0.413 98 1990 - 2022
Tunisia 0.41 99 1960 - 2022
Sudan 0.407 100 1960 - 2022
Guyana 0.402 101 1960 - 2022
China 0.401 102 1960 - 2022
Senegal 0.399 103 1960 - 2022
Qatar 0.395 104 1960 - 2022
Malaysia 0.386 105 1960 - 2022
Romania 0.362 106 1960 - 2022
Namibia 0.361 107 1960 - 2022
Rwanda 0.348 108 1960 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 0.348 109 1960 - 2022
Fiji 0.345 110 1960 - 2022
Zambia 0.342 111 1960 - 2022
Armenia 0.328 112 1990 - 2022
Vanuatu 0.327 113 1960 - 2022
Greece 0.324 114 1960 - 2022
Kuwait 0.32 115 1960 - 2022
Bulgaria 0.3 116 1960 - 2022
Slovenia 0.295 117 1989 - 2022
Moldova 0.29 118 1990 - 2022
Botswana 0.289 119 1960 - 2022
Gambia 0.275 120 1960 - 2022
S.T.&Principe 0.275 121 1960 - 2022
Croatia 0.263 122 1991 - 2022
Oman 0.256 123 1960 - 2022
Suriname 0.248 124 1960 - 2022
Slovakia 0.241 125 1993 - 2022
Cape Verde 0.232 126 1960 - 2022
Benin 0.229 127 1960 - 2022
Taiwan 0.216 128 1960 - 2022
Cyprus 0.211 129 1960 - 2022
Malta 0.194 130 1960 - 2022
Czechia 0.174 131 1960 - 2022
Jamaica 0.171 132 1960 - 2022
Portugal 0.152 133 1960 - 2022
Tanzania 0.148 134 1960 - 2022
Austria 0.143 135 1960 - 2022
Italy 0.139 136 1960 - 2022
Israel 0.136 137 1960 - 2022
Georgia 0.134 138 1990 - 2022
Poland 0.132 139 1960 - 2022
South Korea 0.129 140 1960 - 2022
Bhutan 0.118 141 1960 - 2022
UA Emirates 0.114 142 1971 - 2022
Seychelles 0.109 143 1960 - 2022
Latvia 0.104 144 1990 - 2022
Lithuania 0.103 145 1990 - 2022
Hong Kong 0.102 146 1960 - 2022
Uruguay 0.087 147 1960 - 2022
Tr.&Tobago 0.079 148 1960 - 2022
USA 0.073 149 1960 - 2022
Barbados 0.066 150 1960 - 2022
Chile 0.066 151 1960 - 2022
Japan 0.059 152 1960 - 2022
Spain 0.059 153 1960 - 2022
UK 0.059 154 1960 - 2022
France 0.05 155 1960 - 2022
Estonia 0.041 156 1990 - 2022
Ireland 0.041 157 1960 - 2022
Canada 0.036 158 1960 - 2022
Australia 0.029 159 1960 - 2022
Iceland 0.028 160 1960 - 2022
Luxembourg 0.027 161 1960 - 2022
Netherlands 0.022 162 1960 - 2022
Belgium 0.021 163 1960 - 2022
Switzerland 0.02 164 1960 - 2022
Germany 0.019 165 1960 - 2022
Finland 0.013 166 1960 - 2022
Norway 0.009 167 1960 - 2022
New Zealand 0.008 168 1960 - 2022
Sweden 0.008 169 1960 - 2022
Singapore 0.007 170 1960 - 2022
Denmark 0.002 171 1960 - 2022



Definition: Composite index that measures corruption in the executive, legislative, and judicial realms. Higher values mean less corruption.

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