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Denmark Tops Anti-Corruption Index

03.12.2013  14:11
Danmark is again in 2013 in top of Transparency International's study of perceived corruption in public sectors worldwide. No bribery and an open and well-functioning public sector have given Denmark brilliant rankings since the first study in 1995.
The CPI – Corruption Perception Index - is based on a combination of surveys and assessments of corruption collected by reputable institutions and focuses on the perception of corruption in the public sector. This year’s study covers 177 nations.

Director of Invest in Denmark, Susanne Hyldelund, comments:

“Denmark is a society with a high degree of trust both on an individual level and in regard to the public systems that we rely on. This is only possible in a society without corruption and with a well-functioning public sector – both elements that also make it easy for foreign investors to start and run a business in Denmark. I hope that the new top ranking will make more international companies consider Denmark as their next business location.”

Denmark is often highlighted as a good place to do business, because of 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 in regard to the ease of doing business.

While Denmark scores 91 point out of 100, two thirds of the 177 countries ranked in the 2013 index score below 50.

About the Corruption Perception Index (CPI)
The CPI is the most widely used indicator of corruption worldwide.

The 2013 CPI draws on data sources from independent institutions specialising in governance and business climate analysis. The CPI includes only sources that provide a score for a set of countries/territories and that measure perceptions of corruption in the public sector. Transparency International reviews the methodology of each data source in detail to ensure that the sources used meet Transparency International’s quality standards.

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, or of their policies, or the activities of their private sector. CPI is conducted by Transparency International, a global civil society organisation against corruption.