Corruption Perceptions Index 2001

"There is a worldwide corruption crisis. That is the clear message from the year 2001 Corruption Perceptions Index."

– Peter Eigen, Chair of Transparency International

The 2001 Corruption Perceptions Index ranks 91 countries. Some of the richest countries in the world – Finland, Denmark, New Zealand, Iceland, Singapore and Sweden – scored 9 or higher out of a clean score of 10 in the new CPI, indicating very low levels of perceived corruption. But 55 countries – many of which are among the world's poorest – scored less than 5, suggesting high levels of perceived corruption in government and public administration. The countries with a score of 2 or less are Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Cameroon, Kenya, Indonesia, Uganda, Nigeria and Bangladesh.