Denmark least corrupt country in the world again

If you agree that an efficient and transparent public sector benefits your business, look to Scandinavia. Denmark once again takes the top spot in Transparency International’s global study of public sector corruption.

Denmark once again takes the first place in the newly released Corruption Perception Index 2015.

No bribery and an open and well-functioning public sector have placed Denmark in the top of the rankings in the past twenty years.

Denmark’s public sector is praised for high levels of press freedom, access to budget information for the public, high levels of integrity among people in power, and judiciaries that do not differentiate between rich and poor, and that are truly independent from other parts of government.

Forbes and The World Bank: best place for business 

Denmark is often highlighted as a very attractive place to do business, owing to its friendly business environment, which includes a very well-functioning public sector. 

The World Bank ranked Denmark number one in Europe for ease of doing business in 2012-2016, and Forbes ranked Denmark the world’s best place for business in 2014-2015. 

“Transparency and easy, no-frills access to official business authorities is important when you are setting up and running a business. If you are considering doing business in Northern Europe, Greater Copenhagen offers a very attractive business environment – and Copenhagen Capacity is ready to advise and assist you all the way”, says Claus Lønborg, CEO, Copenhagen Capacity.

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About the Corruption Perceptions Index

The Corruption Perceptions Index is the most widely used measurement of public sector corruption worldwide. The newly released 2015 edition covers 168 countries and territories.

The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) is conducted by the global civil society organisation against corruption, Transparency International. 

The CPI is an indicator of perceptions of public sector corruption, i.e. administrative and political corruption. It is not a verdict on the levels of corruption of entire nations or societies, their policies or their private sector activities.

See the full Corruption Perceptions Index 2015 here.