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Transparency International - Korea (South)

#1006 Pierson Building
42 Saemunan-ro
Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-761
Korea (South)

Telephone
+82 2 717 6211
Email
ti@ti.or.kr
Website
http://www.transparency-korea.org

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Corruption Perceptions Index

2019 Rank

39/180

2019 Score

59/100

Since its inception in 1995, the Corruption Perceptions Index, Transparency International’s flagship research product, has become the leading global indicator of public sector corruption. The index offers an annual snapshot of the relative degree of corruption by ranking countries and territories from all over the globe. In 2012, Transparency International revised the methodology used to construct the index to allow for comparison of scores from one year to the next.

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Global Corruption Barometer

50%

Percentage of people who thought corruption increased in the previous 12 months*

2%

Percentage of public service users paid a bribe in the previous 12 months*

*Since the most recent publication of the GCB - Asia Pacific - 2017

Since its debut in 2003, the Global Corruption Barometer has surveyed the experiences of everyday people confronting corruption around the world. Through our barometer, tens of thousands of people around the globe are asked about their views and experiences, making it the only worldwide public opinion survey on corruption.

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Our activity in South Korea

Slow, Imperfect Progress across Asia Pacific

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While no country in the Asia Pacific region scores a perfect 100, not even New Zealand or Singapore, which both experienced their share of scandals in the last year, our analysis…

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