Monday, April 9, 2007

# 46

"The Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index ranks countries in terms of the degree to which corruption is perceived to exist among public officials and politicians" - it takes into accounts things such as misuse of public power, bribery, kickbacks in public procurement, embezzlement of public funds etc.

some of the numbers:
least corrupt arab country is UAE at rank 31 (out of 163)
most corrupt arab country is Iraq at rank 160
most corrupt arab country not at war is Yemen at rank 111
least corrupt countries are Finland, Iceland, New Zealand in 1st place
most corrupt country is Haiti in last place (163)

other ranks....
#11 UK
#14 Canada
#16 Germany
#18 France
#20 USA
#34 Israel
#36 Bahrein
#40 Jordan
#46 Kuwait
#63 Lebanon
#70 Saudi & Egypt
#93 Syria

view complete list here

1 comment:

KJ said...

I'm working at Nokia, and as far as I know, Finland is anything but non-corrupt :P