Laos’ ranking in Transparency International’s 2016 “Corruption Perceptions Index”
Note: This is another in a series of posts on “Laos by the numbers.”
Feedback and suggestions are welcome.
According to Transparency International’s Corruption Perception’s Index for 2016, Laos ranks 123 out of the 176 countries assessed, with a lower ranking indicating greater corruption.
Topping the list are Denmark, New Zealand and Finland, and at the bottom are North Korea, South Sudan and Somalia.
The Lao PDR’s score is 30, which is a considerable improvement over scores of 25 for 2015 and 2014. Other rankings (and scores) in the region include:
- Singapore: 7th (84)
- Malaysia: 55th (49)
- China: 79th (40)
- Indonesia: 90th (37)
- Thailand: 101st (35)
- Philippines: 101st (35)
- Vietnam: 113th (33)
- Myanmar: 136th (28)
- Cambodia: 156th (21)
It is important to note the index is based on perceptions of corruption drawn from various, verifiable data sources, and not an absolute measure.