Poland advances to 38th spot in Corruption Perception Index 2013

By bne IntelliNews December 4, 2013

Poland was ranked 38th among 177 countries included in this year's edition of Corruption Perception Index with the score of 60pts, compiled by Transparency International. In 2012, Poland was on the 41st spot with the score of 58pts.
More than two thirds of the 177 countries in the 2013 index score below 50, on a scale from 0 (perceived to be highly corrupt) to 100 (perceived to be very clean).
In the Corruption Perceptions Index 2013, Denmark and New Zealand tied for first place with scores of 91. Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia this year made up the worst performers, scoring just 8 points each.
The Corruption Perceptions Index is based on experts' opinions of public sector corruption. Countries' scores can be helped by strong access to information systems and rules governing the behaviour of those in public positions, while a lack of accountability across the public sector coupled with ineffective public institutions hurts these perceptions.

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