South Africa ranks 54th on the 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index

South Africa ranked 54th when it comes to corruption according to the 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index. Ranking 54th out of 178 countries South Africa did average on the index.

Denmark, New Zealand and Singapore are tied at the top of the list with a score of 9.3, followed closely by Finland and Sweden at 9.2. Bringing up the rear is Somalia with a score of 1.1, slightly trailing Myanmar and Afghanistan at 1.4 and Iraq at 1.5

The index is worked out :

 

Surveys used
The 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index is based on 13 independent surveys. However, not all surveys include all countries. The ‘Surveys Used’ column indicates how many surveys were relied upon to determine the score for that country.

Confidence range
The confidence range indicates the reliability of the country scores and tells us that allowing for a margin of error we can be 90 per cent confident that the true score for this country lies within this range.

Denmark, New Zealand and Singapore are tied at the top of the list with a score of 9.3, followed closely by Finland and Sweden at 9.2. Bringing up the rear is Somalia with a score of 1.1, slightly trailing Myanmar and Afghanistan at 1.4 and Iraq at 1.5.

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