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
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
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
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