Poland 35th on Corruption Perception Index

On the annual study that has been done since 1995 by Transparency International, called Corruption Perception Index (CPI), Poland scored 61/100 points, making it the 35th country in the ranking (right after Portugal and Puerto Rico) out of the 174 countries studied. Showing also that Poland has improved by 3 points from the same study in 2012.

by S. de la Presilla 

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​This study scores and ranks nations based on how corrupt a country’s public sector is perceived to be. “It is a composite index, a combination of surveys and assessments of corruption, collected by a variety of reputable institutions.”, states Transparency International in their latest release. It then goes on explaining how it works “Not one single country gets a perfect score and more than two-thirds score below 50, on a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).”

Conforming with the ranking, these are the 18th most corrupt countries:

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​The least 6 corrupt countries this year are: Denmark (92), New Zealand (91), Finland (89), Sweden (87), with Norway and Switzerland having the same score (85).

According to the Transparency International, the countries with low scores suffer from “widespread bribery, lack of punishment for corruption and public institutions that don’t respond to citizens’ needs.”, while the countries with high scores enjoy “high levels of press freedom, open budget process, and strong accountability mechanisms.”

11 out of the 18 top scores come from European nations.

The average country score is 43/100, “indicating a serious corruption problem.”

Find the full rankings here

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