Government Transparency Index

scale -10-10, 1980–2010

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    1980 Ranking
    1. South Korea 1.75
    2. Spain 1.74
    3. Sweden 1.74
    4. Japan 1.66
    5. Finland 1.63
    6. Norway 1.55
    7. United States 1.53
    8. France 1.47
    9. Canada 1.43
    10. Portugal 1.31
    11. Netherlands 1.29
    12. Costa Rica 1.20
    13. Thailand 1.19
    14. Australia 1.14
    15. Italy 1.13
    16. United Kingdom 1.11
    17. Egypt 1.10
    18. Singapore 1.07
    19. Colombia 1.01
    20. Chile 1.00
    21. Tunisia 0.98
    22. Cyprus 0.95
    23. Philippines 0.91
    24. Switzerland 0.82
    25. Bolivia 0.82
    26. Malaysia 0.80
    27. Pakistan 0.79
    28. Trinidad and Tobago 0.79
    29. Austria 0.75
    30. Morocco 0.75
    31. Honduras 0.71
    32. New Zealand 0.68
    33. El Salvador 0.67
    34. Algeria 0.66
    35. Venezuela 0.66
    36. Panama 0.66
    37. Mexico 0.66
    38. Greece 0.63
    39. Kenya 0.62
    40. Senegal 0.56
    41. Jordan 0.55
    42. Brazil 0.54
    43. Ireland 0.52
    44. Cameroon 0.49
    45. Argentina 0.47
    46. Togo 0.46
    47. Ecuador 0.46
    48. Uruguay 0.44
    49. Peru 0.43
    50. Guatemala 0.42
    51. Sudan 0.41
    52. India 0.41
    53. Syria 0.40
    54. Congo (Brazzaville) 0.36
    55. Dominican Republic 0.35
    56. Bangladesh 0.33
    57. Paraguay 0.29
    58. Zambia 0.27
    59. South Africa 0.27
    60. Israel 0.20
    61. Nicaragua 0.16
    62. Gabon 0.16
    63. Benin 0.13
    64. Sri Lanka 0.09
    65. Ivory Coast 0.07
    66. Turkey -0.10
    67. Ghana -0.11
    68. Jamaica -0.11
    69. Bulgaria -0.16
    70. Zimbabwe -0.17
    71. Iran -0.22
    72. Kuwait -0.23
    73. Nepal -0.26
    74. Saudi Arabia -0.29
    75. Burkina Faso -0.55
    76. Botswana -0.55
    77. Madagascar -0.57
    78. Mozambique -0.58
    79. Oman -0.58
    80. Rwanda -0.61
    81. Mauritius -0.61
    82. Fiji -0.61
    83. Lesotho -0.62
    84. Papua New Guinea -0.62
    85. Malawi -0.62
    86. Central African Republic -0.63
    87. Nigeria -0.63
    88. Mauritania -0.64
    89. Niger -0.64
    90. Mali -0.64
    91. Sierra Leone -0.65
    92. Guyana -0.66
    93. Uganda -0.67
    94. Somalia -0.68
    95. Swaziland -0.68
    96. Gambia -0.68
    97. Libya -0.69
    98. Tanzania -0.69
    99. Haiti -0.69
    100. Poland -0.69
    101. Liberia -0.69
    102. Denmark -0.69
    103. Ethiopia -0.70
    104. Afghanistan -0.70
    105. Albania -0.70
    106. Romania -0.71
    107. Chad -0.71
    108. Indonesia -0.83
    109. Belgium -0.83
    110. Hungary -0.83
    111. China -0.84
    112. Cuba -0.85
    113. Congo (Kinshasa) -0.85
    114. United Arab Emirates -0.88
    115. Iraq -0.91
    116. Angola -1.01
    117. Lebanon -1.04
    118. Vietnam -1.08
    119. Burundi -1.53
    120. Guinea Bissau -1.93
    121. Mongolia -2.25
    122. Laos -2.78
    123. Guinea -2.91
    124. Cambodia -3.03
    125. Russia -3.17
    2010 Ranking
    1. Bulgaria 5.64
    2. Hungary 5.48
    3. Romania 5.02
    4. Spain 4.94
    5. Poland 4.88
    6. Italy 4.83
    7. Austria 4.79
    8. Sweden 4.67
    9. Portugal 4.65
    10. Finland 4.52
    11. Colombia 4.46
    12. Netherlands 4.40
    13. France 4.34
    14. Belgium 4.27
    15. Turkey 4.02
    16. United Kingdom 4.01
    17. Ireland 3.97
    18. Switzerland 3.59
    19. Greece 3.28
    20. South Korea 3.26
    21. Japan 3.15
    22. United States 2.87
    23. Mexico 2.84
    24. Cyprus 2.77
    25. Indonesia 2.51
    26. Norway 2.42
    27. Chile 2.42
    28. Jordan 2.04
    29. Panama 2.01
    30. South Africa 1.90
    31. Peru 1.90
    32. Thailand 1.87
    33. Syria 1.77
    34. Brazil 1.60
    35. Philippines 1.56
    36. India 1.55
    37. Dominican Republic 1.53
    38. Paraguay 1.50
    39. El Salvador 1.48
    40. Egypt 1.47
    41. Costa Rica 1.45
    42. Russia 1.40
    43. Argentina 1.36
    44. Pakistan 1.34
    45. Morocco 1.30
    46. Venezuela 1.29
    47. Israel 1.24
    48. Ecuador 1.24
    49. Singapore 1.22
    50. Albania 1.22
    51. Mozambique 1.19
    52. China 1.16
    53. Lebanon 1.15
    54. Cambodia 1.11
    55. Sri Lanka 1.09
    56. Kenya 1.06
    57. Tanzania 1.02
    58. Guatemala 1.02
    59. Bolivia 1.02
    60. Botswana 0.96
    61. Malaysia 0.95
    62. Canada 0.92
    63. Tunisia 0.87
    64. Zambia 0.77
    65. Nicaragua 0.77
    66. Ethiopia 0.65
    67. Uruguay 0.62
    68. Bangladesh 0.37
    69. Honduras 0.19
    70. Senegal -0.02
    71. Mongolia -0.03
    72. Ghana -0.05
    73. Jamaica -0.05
    74. Cameroon -0.11
    75. New Zealand -0.17
    76. Angola -0.24
    77. Ivory Coast -0.25
    78. Togo -0.26
    79. Sudan -0.32
    80. Mauritius -0.33
    81. Algeria -0.34
    82. Nepal -0.41
    83. Uganda -0.51
    84. Saudi Arabia -0.52
    85. Benin -0.54
    86. Gambia -0.58
    87. Nigeria -0.59
    88. Swaziland -0.59
    89. Haiti -0.59
    90. Laos -0.59
    91. Trinidad and Tobago -0.61
    92. Lesotho -0.62
    93. Guyana -0.62
    94. Kuwait -0.63
    95. Iraq -0.64
    96. Oman -0.64
    97. Guinea -0.64
    98. Liberia -0.64
    99. Malawi -0.65
    100. Sierra Leone -0.65
    101. Rwanda -0.66
    102. Burundi -0.66
    103. Papua New Guinea -0.66
    104. Fiji -0.68
    105. Mali -0.68
    106. Denmark -0.69
    107. Guinea Bissau -0.69
    108. Australia -0.69
    109. Libya -0.70
    110. Vietnam -0.70
    111. Congo (Brazzaville) -0.84
    112. Congo (Kinshasa) -0.85
    113. Gabon -0.85
    114. Zimbabwe -0.86
    115. Cuba -0.88
    116. United Arab Emirates -0.89
    117. Iran -0.91
    118. Mauritania -0.95
    119. Central African Republic -1.20
    120. Burkina Faso -1.22
    121. Niger -1.27
    122. Madagascar -1.28
    123. Afghanistan -1.54
    124. Chad -1.72
    125. Somalia -6.68

    The index measures the availability of credible aggregate economic data that a country discloses to the public. It is published in the HRVTransparency Project.

    Source: New York University Development Research Institute