Corruption Perceptions Index 2002

Corrupt political elites in the developing world, working hand-in-hand with greedy business people and unscrupulous investors, are putting private gain before the welfare of citizens and the economic development of their countries."

– Peter Eigen, Chair of Transparency International
(see full statement)

The 2002 Corruption Perceptions Index ranks 102 countries. Seventy countries – including many of the world’s most poverty-stricken – score less than 5 out of a clean score of 10. Corruption is perceived to be rampant in Indonesia, Kenya, Angola, Madagascar, Paraguay, Nigeria and Bangladesh, countries with a score of less than 2. Countries with a score of higher than 9, with very low levels of perceived corruption, are predominantly rich countries, namely Finland, Denmark, New Zealand, Iceland, Singapore and Sweden.

Corruption Perceptions Index 2002: Results

Rank Country/Territory CPI 2002 Score Surveys Used Standard Deviation High-Low Range
1 Finland 9.7 8 0.4

8.9 - 10.0

2

Denmark 9.5 8 0.3

8.9 - 9.9

New Zealand 9.5 8 0.2

8.9 - 9.6

4 Iceland 9.4 6 0.4

8.8 - 10.0

5

Singapore 9.3 13 0.2

8.9 - 9.6

Sweden 9.3 10 0.2

8.9 - 9.6

7

Canada 9.0 10 0.2

8.7 - 9.3

Luxembourg 9.0 5 0.5

8.5 - 9.9

Netherlands 9.0 9 0.3

8.5 - 9.3

10 United Kingdom 8.7 11 0.5

7.8 - 9.4

11 Australia 8.6 11 1.0

6.1 - 9.3

12

Norway 8.5 8 0.9

6.9 - 9.3

Switzerland 8.5 9 0.9

6.8 - 9.4

14 Hong Kong 8.2 11 0.8

6.6 - 9.4

15 Austria 7.8 8 0.5

7.2 - 8.7

16 USA 7.7 12 0.8

5.5 - 8.7

17 Chile 7.5 10 0.9

5.6 - 8.8

18

Germany 7.3 10 1.0

5.0 - 8.1

Israel 7.3 9 0.9

5.2 - 8.0

20

Belgium 7.1 8 0.9

5.5 - 8.7

Japan 7.1 12 0.9

5.5 - 7.9

Spain 7.1 10 1.0

5.2 - 8.9

23 Ireland 6.9 8 0.9

5.5 - 8.1

24 Botswana 6.4 5 1.5

5.3 - 8.9

25

France 6.3 10 0.9

4.8 - 7.8

Portugal 6.3 9 1.0

5.5 - 8.0

27 Slovenia 6.0 9 1.4

4.7 - 8.9

28 Namibia 5.7 5 2.2

3.6 - 8.9

29

Estonia 5.6 8 0.6

5.2 - 6.6

Taiwan 5.6 12 0.8

3.9 - 6.6

31 Italy 5.2 11 1.1

3.4 - 7.2

32 Uruguay 5.1 5 0.7

4.2 - 6.1

33

Hungary 4.9 11 0.5

4.0 - 5.6

Malaysia 4.9 11 0.6

3.6 - 5.7

Trinidad & Tobago 4.9 4 1.5

3.6 - 6.9

36

Belarus 4.8 3 1.3

3.3 - 5.8

Lithuania 4.8 7 1.9

3.4 - 7.6

South Africa 4.8 11 0.5

3.9 - 5.5

Tunisia 4.8 5 0.8

3.6 - 5.6

40

Costa Rica 4.5 6 0.9

3.6 - 5.9

Jordan 4.5 5 0.7

3.6 - 5.2

Mauritius 4.5 6 0.8

3.5 - 5.5

South Korea 4.5 12 1.3

2.1 - 7.1

44 Greece 4.2 8 0.7

3.7 - 5.5

45

Brazil 4.0 10 0.4

3.4 - 4.8

Bulgaria 4.0 7 0.9

3.3 - 5.7

Jamaica 4.0 3 0.4

3.6 - 4.3

Peru 4.0 7 0.6

3.2 - 5.0

Poland 4.0 11 1.1

2.6 - 5.5

50 Ghana 3.9 4 1.4

2.7 - 5.9

51 Croatia 3.8 4 0.2

3.6 - 4.0

52

Czech Republic 3.7 10 0.8

2.6 - 5.5

Latvia 3.7 4 0.2

3.5 - 3.9

Morocco 3.7 4 1.8

1.7 - 5.5

Slovak Republic 3.7 8 0.6

3.0 - 4.6

Sri Lanka 3.7 4 0.4

3.3 - 4.3

57

Colombia 3.6 10 0.7

2.6 - 4.6

Mexico 3.6 10 0.6

2.5 - 4.9

59

China 3.5 11 1.0

2.0 - 5.6

Dominican Rep. 3.5 4 0.4

3.0 - 3.9

Ethiopia 3.5 3 0.5

3.0 - 4.0

62

Egypt 3.4 7 1.3

1.7 - 5.3

El Salvador 3.4 6 0.8

2.0 - 4.2

64

Thailand 3.2 11 0.7

1.5 - 4.1

Turkey 3.2 10 0.9

1.9 - 4.6

66 Senegal 3.1 4 1.7

1.7 - 5.5

67 Panama 3.0 5 0.8

1.7 - 3.6

68

Malawi 2.9 4 0.9

2.0 - 4.0

Uzbekistan 2.9 4 1.0

2.0 - 4.1

70 Argentina 2.8 10 0.6

1.7 - 3.8

71

Cote d'Ivoire 2.7 4 0.8

2.0 - 3.4

Honduras 2.7 5 0.6

2.0 - 3.4

India 2.7 12 0.4

2.4 - 3.6

Russia 2.7 12 1.0

1.5 - 5.0

Tanzania 2.7 4 0.7

2.0 - 3.4

Zimbabwe 2.7 6 0.5

2.0 - 3.3

77

Pakistan 2.6 3 1.2

1.7 - 4.0

Philippines 2.6 11 0.6

1.7 - 3.6

Romania 2.6 7 0.8

1.7 - 3.6

Zambia 2.6 4 0.5

2.0 - 3.2

81

Albania 2.5 3 0.8

1.7 - 3.3

Guatemala 2.5 6 0.6

1.7 - 3.5

Nicaragua 2.5 5 0.7

1.7 - 3.4

Venezuela 2.5 10 0.5

1.5 - 3.2

85

Georgia 2.4 3 0.7

1.7 - 2.9

Ukraine 2.4 6 0.7

1.7 - 3.8

Vietnam 2.4 7 0.8

1.5 - 3.6

88 Kazakhstan 2.3 4 1.1

1.7 - 3.9

89

Bolivia 2.2 6 0.4

1.7 - 2.9

Cameroon 2.2 4 0.7

1.7 - 3.2

Ecuador 2.2 7 0.3

1.7 - 2.6

Haiti 2.2 3 1.7

0.8 - 4.0

93

Moldova 2.1 4 0.6

1.7 - 3.0

Uganda 2.1 4 0.3

1.9 - 2.6

95 Azerbaijan 2.0 4 0.3

1.7 - 2.4

96

Indonesia 1.9 12 0.6

0.8 - 3.0

Kenya 1.9 5 0.3

1.7 - 2.5

98

Angola 1.7 3 0.2

1.6 - 2.0

Madagascar 1.7 3 0.7

1.3 - 2.5

Paraguay 1.7 3 0.2

1.5 - 2.0

101 Nigeria 1.6 6 0.6

0.9 - 2.5

102 Bangladesh 1.2 5 0.7

0.3 - 2.0

Background information

  • CPI 2002 Score relates to perceptions of the degree of corruption as seen by business people, academics and risk analysts, and ranges between 10 (highly clean) and 0 (highly corrupt).
  • Surveys Used refers to the number of surveys that assessed a country's performance. A total of 15 surveys were used from nine independent institutions, and at least three surveys were required for a country to be included in the CPI.
  • Standard Deviation indicates differences in the values of the sources: the greater the standard deviation, the greater the differences of perceptions of a country among the sources.
  • High-Low Range provides the highest and lowest values of the different sources.
  • View the background framework paper for the Corruption Perceptions Index 2002
  • View sources by country