10/30/2006

Indians bribe most!

May not be very surprising but atleast we can quantify these. Check out Economic Times article on the 2006 BPI released by Transparency International.
NEW DELHI: In a global recognition of a different kind, India has been ranked as the worst performer by Transparency International on its global Bribe Payers Index, which is based on the propensity of companies from the world’s 30 leading exporting countries in bribing abroad.
The complete ranking can be obtained here. I am listing it below for convenience. India shows up last in the list just behind China and Russia. Lets wait and see where India will be when the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) and Global Corruption Barometer are released.

Stay tuned for the 6 November launch of TI’s flagship Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), which ranks over 150 countries on the basis of perceived levels of domestic corruption, and the 7 December launch of the Global Corruption Barometer, measuring popular perceptions of corruption in domestic institutions such as the police, judiciary and the executive.

Accordint to TI,
"The results draw from the responses of more than 11,000 business people in 125 countries polled in the World Economic Forum’s Executive Opinion Survey 2006. A score of 10 indicates a perception of no corruption, while zero means corruption is seen as rampant. Leading the ranking is Switzerland, but even its score of 7.8 is far from perfect. The message: there may be variations here but there are no real winners. "

Rank

Country/ territory

Average score
(0-10)

Percentage of global exports (2005)

Ratification of OECD convention

Ratification of UNCAC

1

Switzerland

7.81

1.2

X


2

Sweden

7.62

1.3

X


3

Australia

7.59

1.0

X

X

4

Austria

7.50

0.5

X

X

5

Canada

7.46

3.5

X


6

UK

7.39

3.6

X

X

7

Gemany

7.34

9.5

X


8

Netherlands

7.28

3.4

X


9

Belgium

7.22

3.3

X



US

7.22

8.9

X


11

Japan

7.10

5.8

X


12

Singapore

6.78

2.2



13

Spain

6.63

1.9

X

X

14

UAE

6.62

1.1



15

France

6.50

4.3

X

X

16

Portugal

6.47

0.3

X


17

Mexico

6.45

2.1

X

X

18

Hong Kong

6.01

2.8


X*


Israel

6.01

0.4



20

Italy

5.94

3.6

X


21

South Korea

5.83

2.8

X


22

Saudi Arabia

5.75

1.8



23

Brazil

5.65

1.2

X

X

24

South Africa

5.61

0.5


X

25

Malaysia

5.59

1.4



26

Taiwan

5.41

1.9


**

27

Turkey

5.23

0.7

X


28

Russia

5.16

2.4


X

29

China

4.94

5.5


X

30

India

4.62

0.9

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