Denmark is the least corrupt country in the world
08 December 2014
Society and living
For the third time in a row, Denmark occupies the top spot in Transparency International's study of corruption worldwide. No bribery and an open and well-functioning public sector have placed Denmark in the top of the rankings since the first study in 1995.
The CPI – Corruption Perception Index – is the most widely used measurement of public sector corruption worldwide. The newly released 2014 edition covers 175 countries and places Denmark at the top of the list.
Positive impact on business climate
Denmark takes the first place with a score of 92 out of 100, with New Zealand, Finland, Sweden and Norway rounding out the top 5. More than two thirds of the countries surveyed scored below 50.
Denmark is often highlighted as a good place to do business, owing to the safe business environment with no bribery and a very well-functioning public sector. Just recently, the World Bank ranked Denmark number one in Europe for ease of doing business.
About the Corruption Perception Index (CPI)
The Corruption Perception 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.
Visit the Transparency International homepage or go directly to the CPI 2014 results.