Finland’s corruption levels among world’s lowest
Finland has risen one place to be ranked second on the 2015 Corruption Perception Index.
Complied by global civil society organisation Transparency International, the index uses expert opinions to measure the perceived levels of public sector corruption worldwide.
Altogether 168 countries were ranked on a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). Finland was awarded an overall score of 90.
Denmark took the top spot for the second year in a row, with Sweden in third place. Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia were perceived less favourably this year.
The top performers on the index were found to share a number of key characteristics including high levels of press freedom and integrity among people in power, access to budget information, and independent judiciaries that don’t differentiate between rich and poor.