Thursday, October 28, 2010

Corruption: South Africa not as bad as Brazil, Russia, China, India

With scores of 9.3 out of 10, Denmark, New Zealand and Singapore are the world's least corrupt countries, according to a new index from Transparency International, an anti-corruption watchdog. At the other end of the table, Somalia ranks bottom with a score of 1.1, ahead of Afghanistan and Myanmar. Worryingly, Brazil, Russia, India and China—the BRICs currently considered the global engine for economic growth—all score less than 4.

South Africa, with a score of 4.7, ranks in the top third globally, higher than Brazil (3.7), China (3.5), India (3.3) and Russia (3.1).

Source: The Economist, Transparency International