Favoritism in decisions of government officials

scale 1-7, 2007–2016

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    2007 Ranking
    1. Finland 5.69
    2. Denmark 5.67
    3. New Zealand 5.66
    4. Netherlands 5.48
    5. Singapore 5.44
    6. Sweden 5.33
    7. Norway 5.32
    8. Germany 5.11
    9. Switzerland 5.08
    10. Iceland 5.04
    11. Tunisia 4.92
    12. Oman 4.82
    13. Australia 4.80
    14. Luxembourg 4.76
    15. South Korea 4.71
    16. Qatar 4.70
    17. Hong Kong 4.66
    18. Japan 4.63
    19. Austria 4.56
    20. United Kingdom 4.44
    21. United Arab Emirates 4.38
    22. France 4.32
    23. Malaysia 4.26
    24. Portugal 4.20
    25. Saudi Arabia 4.08
    26. Ireland 4.04
    27. Uruguay 4.02
    28. Belgium 4.00
    29. Canada 3.96
    30. Algeria 3.88
    31. Chile 3.84
    32. Israel 3.82
    33. Barbados 3.81
    34. Bahrain 3.80
    35. Gambia 3.70
    36. Jordan 3.64
    37. Morocco 3.62
    38. Tanzania 3.59
    39. Indonesia 3.57
    40. Thailand 3.55
    41. Botswana 3.55
    42. Estonia 3.51
    43. United States 3.44
    44. Malta 3.44
    45. Slovenia 3.43
    46. Costa Rica 3.38
    47. Turkey 3.35
    48. Egypt 3.35
    49. Cyprus 3.34
    50. Mauritania 3.32
    51. South Africa 3.30
    52. India 3.29
    53. El Salvador 3.27
    54. Guatemala 3.22
    55. Greece 3.21
    56. Ethiopia 3.13
    57. Burkina Faso 3.08
    58. Mauritius 3.07
    59. Kazakhstan 3.07
    60. Poland 3.05
    61. Croatia 3.04
    62. Sri Lanka 3.03
    63. Kuwait 3.02
    64. Spain 3.02
    65. Puerto Rico 3.02
    66. Benin 3.02
    67. Madagascar 3.01
    68. Vietnam 3.01
    69. China 3.00
    70. Mali 2.99
    71. Georgia 2.99
    72. Montenegro 2.94
    73. Namibia 2.93
    74. Syria 2.92
    75. Tajikistan 2.92
    76. Colombia 2.89
    77. Panama 2.88
    78. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 2.88
    79. Latvia 2.87
    80. Lithuania 2.85
    81. Pakistan 2.85
    82. Peru 2.84
    83. Azerbaijan 2.83
    84. Mozambique 2.82
    85. Libya 2.77
    86. Italy 2.76
    87. Burundi 2.75
    88. Mexico 2.75
    89. Brazil 2.75
    90. Cambodia 2.74
    91. Czech Republic 2.69
    92. Nepal 2.67
    93. Honduras 2.67
    94. Ukraine 2.63
    95. Hungary 2.61
    96. Lesotho 2.60
    97. Philippines 2.58
    98. Slovakia 2.56
    99. Timor Leste 2.49
    100. Zambia 2.48
    101. Serbia 2.44
    102. Jamaica 2.44
    103. Nigeria 2.43
    104. Russia 2.42
    105. Bulgaria 2.41
    106. Nicaragua 2.41
    107. Armenia 2.40
    108. Albania 2.38
    109. Trinidad and Tobago 2.37
    110. Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.36
    111. Kyrgyzstan 2.36
    112. Kenya 2.36
    113. Romania 2.34
    114. Cameroon 2.31
    115. Mongolia 2.19
    116. Chad 2.16
    117. Senegal 2.15
    118. Guyana 2.13
    119. Bolivia 2.13
    120. Argentina 2.07
    121. Uganda 2.06
    122. Zimbabwe 2.04
    123. Ecuador 1.98
    124. Dominican Republic 1.95
    125. Bangladesh 1.91
    126. Paraguay 1.74
    127. Venezuela 1.65
    2016 Ranking
    1. Singapore 5.84
    2. Finland 5.60
    3. Sweden 5.59
    4. United Arab Emirates 5.40
    5. New Zealand 5.39
    6. Qatar 5.32
    7. Switzerland 5.24
    8. Netherlands 5.21
    9. Rwanda 5.20
    10. Ireland 5.16
    11. Norway 5.11
    12. Luxembourg 5.06
    13. Japan 4.93
    14. Denmark 4.90
    15. Hong Kong 4.60
    16. United Kingdom 4.59
    17. Germany 4.56
    18. Saudi Arabia 4.48
    19. Belgium 4.47
    20. Malaysia 4.41
    21. Bahrain 4.29
    22. Australia 4.24
    23. Estonia 4.23
    24. Uruguay 4.23
    25. China 4.14
    26. Iceland 4.12
    27. Egypt 4.10
    28. India 4.09
    29. France 4.03
    30. Canada 3.99
    31. Oman 3.93
    32. Gambia 3.92
    33. Ethiopia 3.91
    34. Jordan 3.88
    35. Austria 3.87
    36. United States 3.83
    37. Bhutan 3.83
    38. Indonesia 3.77
    39. Tajikistan 3.76
    40. Laos 3.69
    41. Liberia 3.68
    42. Azerbaijan 3.65
    43. Botswana 3.57
    44. Georgia 3.48
    45. Israel 3.48
    46. Morocco 3.47
    47. Mauritania 3.46
    48. Iran 3.44
    49. Tunisia 3.44
    50. Brunei 3.43
    51. Cape Verde 3.41
    52. Chile 3.40
    53. Portugal 3.39
    54. Kazakhstan 3.38
    55. Mali 3.31
    56. Lesotho 3.31
    57. Vietnam 3.29
    58. Senegal 3.29
    59. Tanzania 3.25
    60. Armenia 3.25
    61. Ivory Coast 3.17
    62. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 3.17
    63. Montenegro 3.13
    64. Costa Rica 3.11
    65. Benin 3.08
    66. Lithuania 3.08
    67. Spain 3.05
    68. Namibia 3.04
    69. Algeria 3.04
    70. Mauritius 3.03
    71. Albania 3.02
    72. Pakistan 3.01
    73. Thailand 3.00
    74. Poland 3.00
    75. Cambodia 2.99
    76. Russia 2.98
    77. Gabon 2.97
    78. Malta 2.97
    79. Turkey 2.89
    80. Kyrgyzstan 2.87
    81. South Korea 2.86
    82. Ghana 2.86
    83. Slovenia 2.85
    84. Kuwait 2.83
    85. Greece 2.83
    86. Zambia 2.83
    87. Sri Lanka 2.82
    88. Congo (Kinshasa) 2.79
    89. Barbados 2.77
    90. Jamaica 2.76
    91. Kenya 2.75
    92. Panama 2.74
    93. Philippines 2.74
    94. Honduras 2.70
    95. Bulgaria 2.70
    96. Czech Republic 2.70
    97. Cameroon 2.68
    98. Latvia 2.64
    99. Peru 2.61
    100. Uganda 2.57
    101. Croatia 2.57
    102. Cyprus 2.56
    103. Madagascar 2.56
    104. Serbia 2.54
    105. Nepal 2.52
    106. Burundi 2.48
    107. Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.47
    108. Ukraine 2.46
    109. Mozambique 2.45
    110. Sierra Leone 2.36
    111. Colombia 2.35
    112. Chad 2.31
    113. Malawi 2.29
    114. South Africa 2.27
    115. Guatemala 2.27
    116. Bangladesh 2.24
    117. Lebanon 2.22
    118. Romania 2.21
    119. Italy 2.20
    120. Brazil 2.16
    121. El Salvador 2.15
    122. Ecuador 2.15
    123. Mexico 2.13
    124. Paraguay 2.13
    125. Yemen 2.07
    126. Nigeria 2.05
    127. Dominican Republic 1.99
    128. Nicaragua 1.99
    129. Moldova 1.98
    130. Argentina 1.98
    131. Mongolia 1.93
    132. Zimbabwe 1.91
    133. Trinidad and Tobago 1.88
    134. Hungary 1.87
    135. Slovakia 1.86
    136. Bolivia 1.81
    137. Venezuela 1.40

    This index represents the average score from 1-7 given by a large sample group in a particular country in response to the following question: “To what extent do government officials show favoritism to well-connected firms and individuals when deciding upon policies and contracts?” (1 = always show favoritism, 7 = never show favoritism).

    Source: World Economic Forum