New Zealand is ranked second equal with Finland in the latest Corruption Perceptions Index. Denmark is now clearly at the top of the ranking with New Zealand’s score dropping one point to 87 while Denmark improved by 2 points, scoring 90. This is only the third time since 2006 where New Zealand has not ranked first or first equal in the annual index.Find out More
New Zealand is ranked second equal with Finland in the latest Corruption Perceptions Index, Denmark is now clearly at the top of the ranking. New Zealand’s score dropped one point to 87 while Denmark improved by 2 points scoring 90.Find out More
The CPI is a globally comprehensive measure through its near universal coverage. However, international comparisons bring limitations in local and regional specificity. Here is an analysis of selected groups of countries.Find out More
New Zealand remains on top of the annual Corruptions Perception Index. Here are details from our perspective.Find out More
New Zealand is once again ranked least corrupt in the world by Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perceptions Index. This year New Zealand’s score of 88 out of 100 is unchanged resulting in it being first equal with Denmark and Finland.Find out More
New Zealand’s high CPI score is good for business. Stable, trusted and open democracies give a sense of confidence to international investors looking for good returns on their investments and the comfort of knowing their investment isn’t at risk from corrupt practices.Find out More
The 2020 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released by global anti-corruption organization Transparency International ranks New Zealand’s public sector and judiciary first equal with Denmark as least corrupt in the world. New Zealand’s score of 88 out of 100 reflects a one point improvement from last year.Find out More
The 2020 Corruption Perceptions Index exposes trends in corruption, as related to New Zealand, the Pacific and the world.Find out More
Transparency International chapters in New Zealand and Denmark agree that it is great to see well founded trust in our respective public services. But there are still integrity and transparency gaps, that are enabling corrupt practices which need fixing now.
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Top scoring countries on the CPI are not immune to corruption. While the CPI shows these public sectors to be among the cleanest in the world, corruption still exists, particularly in cases of money laundering and other private sector corruption.
However, integrity at home does not always translate into integrity abroad, and multiple scandals in 2019 demonstrated that transnational corruption is often facilitated, enabled and perpetuated by seemingly clean countries.Find out More
This article contains a number of infographics that highlight the results and findings of the 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index internationally and as it relates to New Zealand.Find out More
Some analysis of New Zealand's CPI score and international ramifications
Top performing countries from 2012 through 2019
Low corruption equates to growth
The CPI and trade
The CPI and our trading partnersFind out More
The 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index released on 23 January 2020 by Transparency International has New Zealand sitting first equal with Denmark with a score of 87 out of 100.
Compiled annually by Transparency International (a global anti-corruption organisation), the index ranks countries worldwide by perceived levels of public sector corruption.Find out More