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Top Ten Least Corrupt Nations: CPI Index Rankings

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10. Iceland

CPI Score: 8.7

Surveys used: 4

Confidence Range: 7.5-9.4

Iceland is perceived as the “most developed country.” Its economy is known to have freedom in business, investment, trade, finance and property rights. They have efficient business regulation;  the island has a modest domestic market. However, Iceland does have rigid labor regulations, as well as very high government spending.

9. Canada

CPI Score: 8.7

Surveys used: 4

Confidence Range: 8.5-9.0

Canada is one of the world’s wealthiest nations, and is also one of the world’s ten top trading nations. Its economic freedom is lower than the US but higher than most of Europe. It also has a relatively low government debt.

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8. Australia

CPI Score: 8.7

Surveys used: 4

Confidence Range: 8.3-9.0

Australia has one of the most laissez-fair free market economies in the world. Its per capita GDP is also higher than the US, UK, Germany and France.

7. Netherlands

CPI Score: 8.9

Surveys used: 6

Confidence Range: 8.7-9.0

The Netherlands was one of the first parliamentary democracies on earth. The Netherlands’ city, the Hague, is called “the world’s legal capital” The Netherlands also has one of the most free-market economies in the world.

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6. Finland

CPI Score: 8.9

Surveys used: 6

Confidence Range: 8.4-9.4

Finland is also marked as the second most stable country in the world. It is also 1st country in the 2009 Legatum Prosperity ranking, which is based on wealth, health, governance, economic fundamentals, education and personal freedom.

5. Switzerland

CPI Score: 9.0

Surveys used: 6

Confidence Range: 8.9-9.1

Switzerland is also one of the richest countries by per capita GDP. Zurich and Geneva always rate as having some of the highest qualities of life. Though Switzerland has long held neutrality in wars, there have been some behind-the-scenes shady banking activities throughout the years.

4. Sweden

CPI Score: 9.2

Surveys used: 6

Confidence Range: 9.0-9.3

Sweden in a highly developed country, and often maintains neutrality during wartime.

3. Singapore

CPI Score: 9.2

Surveys used: 9

Confidence Range: 9.0-9.4

Singapore started out as a small fishing village, and then went through several periods of colonization. After its independence, its economy developed rapidly. It is a very rich nation with a high standard of living. It is a very expensive place to live, and laws that seem petty can be strictly enforced.

2. Denmark

CPI Score: 9.3

Surveys used: 6

Confidence Range: 9.1-9.5

Denmark also has a mixed market capitalist economy and a huge welfare state; it has the world’s highest level of income equality. It always ranks as having one of the best business environments in the world, as well as being one of the happiest places to live. It is the second most peaceful country in the world.

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1. New Zealand

CPI Score: 9.4

Surveys used: 6

Confidence Range: 9.1-9.5

New Zealand is the most peaceful country in the world, partially due to its isolation. It is also a developed country with high human development, quality of life, life expectancy, literacy, economic freedom and press freedom. One of the best places in the world to live, whether you’re a native or expat!

The above information is based on the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). The scores indicate the perceived level of corruption in the public sector for each country. The CPI had 13 surveys, but not all of the surveys were used in each country. The confidence range shows the margin of error in these surveys.

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2 thoughts on “Top Ten Least Corrupt Nations: CPI Index Rankings

  1. Please send me names of 4 best countries that i can go to for benchmarking about Anti Corruption.

    Rgds

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