New Zealand’s public sector has been ranked the least corrupt in the world in an annual global index.

New Zealand scored 89 out of 100 in non-government organisation Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index, beating Denmark to top spot, in 2017 New Zeaalnd tied with Denmark.

Minister Clare Curran is pleased to see New Zealand’s public service maintain the highest standards in the world. She said that New Zealand continues to hold the position of least-corrupt country and already have high standards of conduct and integrity.

Curran also said the government would strive to further improve public transparency and free access to information.

 

We are excited with these results and luckily there are countries in the world where there is little to no corruption.

Below we give you the 10 least corrupt countries in the world according to the transparency index.

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8 = Netherlands (CPI : 82)

The government has many anti-corruption programs which help it to maintain its reputation.

 

8 = Luxembourg (CPI: 82)

The issue of corruption is very important for the country so its administration is very transparent. The government is taking serious steps toward establishing anti-corruption laws.

 

8 = Canada (CPI: 82)

Due to its democratic system, corruption is very low. If you’re looking to start a new life, Canada is a great place to move to as it has high living standards, well-developed health and education systems, and of course, transparency.

 

6 = Sweden (CPI : 84)

The government highly condemns corrupt actions and keeps a special unit for investigating corruption issues.

 

6 = Singapore (CPI : 84)

Singapore’s Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) thoroughly examines all cases of corruption and takes necessary measures to maintain the integrity of government and society.

 

3 = Switzerland (CPI : 85)

Known for its picturesque scenery, Switzerland has a democratic republic system. It means that people can have their vows in the activities of government. This system makes Switzerland as one of the most democratic countries in the world where anti-corruption laws are adopted.

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3 = Norway (CPI : 85)

Norway’s strict anti-corruption legislation and programs maintain high standards in the public sector.

 

3 = Finland (CPI : 85)

Finland is a parliamentary republic with a government headed by a Prime Minister. Finnish politicians and leaders strongly stand against corrupt activities.

 

2. Denmark (CPI : 88)

It is very rare to hear of corruption of any sort, and it isn’t a coincidence that Denmark is also known as country with equality, a high level of literacy, and high living standards.

 

1. New Zealand (CPI : 89)

New Zealand’s parliamentary system with its constitutional monarchy is considered the second least corrupt country in the world. Its government follows the Westminster model and prevention and detection of corruption is high on the government’s list of priorities.

 

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