Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2009 - Interactive World Map

The Corruption Perception Index (CPI) published by Transparency International measures the perceived levels of public-sector corruption in a given country. It is a composite index drawing on different expert and business surveys. The scale is from zero (highly corrupt) to ten (highly clean).

  • See also the ETICO website launched by IIEP/UNESCO for information on ethics and corruption in education.
  • Click on the 'fullscreen' icon above Full screen icon (in the bottom-left corner of the map) to launch the map in a full-screen window.

The interactive map was produced using the free StatPlanet software.

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Excellent map and quite

Excellent map and quite useful. Granted I'm not sure how much there is to be sad positive about the way corruption indexes are measured hehe.
I mean if you think about it, just how corrupt are most governments? Even here in the USA it's pretty staggering to think about, but I guess comparing their corruption to other countries is only fair.
Cheers and thanks for the great project info!

That map is great as you can

That map is great as you can easily follow the data and see exactly where a country and its number are located. About corruption, I'm sorry to disappoint the USA guy from here. Your conclusions are false because the map doesn't show the real corruption index, but the corruption perception index. So, if people from the USA is not aware of that great corruption from its country the perception index will be higher. The correct conclusion would be that the USA citizens are not aware of what's happening there.

I am proud to live in the

I am proud to live in the greatest country in the world – the USA, because this perception index confirms that the American government and its people are indeed great! The government of the USA is the only government that I am aware of that has the honesty and dignity to inform its citizens that they cannot account for TRILLIONS of dollars missing. Honest Abe would be so proud. God bless America (by that I mean North America and by that I mean the USA).

Then what about the

Then what about the Scandinavian countries, they are the least corrupt in the world..........

Vietnam's government is

Vietnam's government is considered clean? bad tooth

yahhhhhhhh good job

yahhhhhhhh good job

all the world is corrupt,

all the world is corrupt, there is nothing we can do, specially those so called third world country.

Excellent map; easy to

Excellent map; easy to follow. Our business partnership combines IT processes with corporate core-value leadership to enable companies step out of corruption into transparent operations. We are looking for network connections to collaborate entry points to create change. Any suggestions, leads?

People themselves are

People themselves are corrupt, therefore they find it beneficial to vote corrupt corrupt leaders in. Something might accrue to them doing this. That is why corruption might linger for long. The man leading the vanguard against corruption is himself neck-deep into it.
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Wooooooooooooow....super....I like the map and other tools, thank you!!!

good & nice...well

good & nice...well

nice map, user friendly,

nice map, user friendly, very creative. well done, dude!

There is no democracy.People

There is no democracy.People have no choice, they vote for the least corrupt.
Thus, the government enslaves the people, keeping all of them deliberately ignorant.
People aren't nothing more than a mass of maneuvers in the hands of corrupt dictators who prevent the growing of the country.

Fascinating and really user

Fascinating and really user friendly

Good job on the map.

Good job on the map.

esto es parte de la

esto es parte de la indiosicracia de la cultura y falta de escuelas y conosimientos,disiplina,religuione,etc,etc,etc,pobres paises que sus politicos son mas listos que su pueblo ,que el pueblo tiene su gobierno que se merese prque vota por le ,viva la democracia y lo peor los derechos humanos que protejen a los maleantes o estan con ellos, luego sigo .....

Congratulation for this

Congratulation for this interactive tool. It´s really nice and helpful!!