Transparency International ranks DPRK as most corrupt country

Pictured above: Transparency International findings on the DPRK

According to the Gaurdian:

The [Corruption Perceptions Index 2011], which is closely watched by investors, economists, and civil society campaigners, is based on expert assessments and data from 17 surveys from 13 independent institutions, covering issues such as access to information, bribery of public officials, kickbacks in public procurement, and the enforcement of anti-corruption laws. While critics note that measuring perceptions of corruption is not the same as measuring corruption itself, the latter is almost impossible to do – as the corrupt are usually keen to cover up their tracks, hard data on graft and bribery is notoriously difficult to come by.

Here is the report.

Here are the findings in data form.

Here are the findings in map form.


One Response to “Transparency International ranks DPRK as most corrupt country”

  1. Michael says:

    I can’t help wondering how Transparency picked NK as No1, given how few foreign firms do business with the country.
    But KCNA has got its revenge on New Zealand, the world’s least corrupt country, with this story:

    Economic Crime in New Zealand

    Pyongyang, December 3 (KCNA) — Almost half of organizations in
    New Zealand have been victims of economic crime in the last year,
    according to a survey released on Nov. 30.
    The survey showed 49.5 percent of the 93 New Zealand respondents suffered some sort of economic crime in the last 12 months. -0-