Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI)
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The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) measures the levels of perceived corruption in a country's government and public administrations. A "10" indicates a perfectly clean country whereas a "0" refers to a country where business transactions are entirely penetrated by corruption involving extortion, fraud, etc.
Singapore was ranked 4th cleanest country to conduct business in, based on the CPI released by Transparency International on 27th June 2001, in a press conference in Paris.
The least corrupt country was Finland with a CPI score of 9.9, followed by Denmark (9.5) and New Zealand (9.4) respectively. Iceland was ranked fourth alongside Singapore with its score of 9.2 points. On the end of the scale was Bangladesh with 0.4 points.
Corruption Perceptions Index for Singapore
|Year||Position||Corruption Peceptions Index Score||Search|
|2000||Fifth||9.1 points||(tied with Iceland and Norway)|
|2001||Fourth||9.2 points||(tied with Iceland)|
Transparency International is a non-governmental organisation based in Berlin, Germany, with an agenda dedicated to increasing government accountability and curbing both international and national corruption. Founded in 1993, it has National Chapters in more than 70 countries.
The Corruption Perceptions Index was first launched in 1995. It ranks countries in terms of the degree of perceived corruption. The perceptions are based on the results of polls carried out amongst international businessmen, analysts and the public.
Peter Pak © National Library Board, 2001
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Spore ranked 4th least-corrupt nation. (2001, June 29). The Straits Times, p. 2.
Spore slips to No.7 in global anti-graft survey. (1996, June 3). The Straits Times, p. 3.
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