Corruption Perceptions Index 2018

Rank

11 / 180

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A country's rank indicates its position relative to the other countries in the index. Learn more.

Score

80 / 100

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A country or territory’s score indicates the perceived level of public sector corruption on a scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). Learn more.

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Western Europe and EU: stagnating anti-corruption efforts and weakening democratic institutions

With an average regional score of 66 out of 100, Western Europe and the EU are doing far better than other parts of the globe. However, for a region that prides itself on some of the most robust integrity systems in the world, the patchwork of partially overlapping national and EU-level integrity systems presents its own problems and still has a long way to go to tackle corruption effectively.

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Interagency coordination mechanisms: improving the effectiveness of national anti-corruption efforts

International Anti-Corruption Conference opens with renewed commitments to action from governments, businesses, international orgs

Development, peace and security focus of 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference in Copenhagen

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Regulating Private Sector Corruption

Risky business: Europe’s golden visa programmes

Are EU Member States accepting too much risk in their investor migration schemes?

EU member states in race to the bottom to sell Golden Visas to the super-rich

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Models of donor coordination for managing multi-donor inputs

Media Advisory: Report on ‘Golden Visas’ corruption risks to EU published 10 October

The Azerbaijani Laundromat one year on: has justice been served?

In September last year, a massive leak of bank records from 2012 to 2014 showed that the ruling elite of Azerbaijan ran a $3 billion slush fund and an international money laundering scheme. One year on, has enough been done to hold those involved to account?

The UK just made it harder for the corrupt to hide their wealth offshore

If counted together, the United Kingdom and its Overseas Territories and Crown dependencies would rank worst in the world for financial secrecy. Fortunately, this could soon change.

Golden Visa programmes in Europe pose major corruption risk

Europe and Central Asia: More civil engagement needed (Part II)

As follow-up to the regional analysis of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, additional examples from Albania, Kosovo and Georgia highlight the need for more progress in anti-corruption efforts in these countries and across the region.

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