Sep 23, 2008

The Corruption Perceptions Index Is Finally In!

Come on, you love these rankings. The Transparency International CPI measures the perceived levels of public-sector corruption in a given country and is a composite index, drawing on different expert and business surveys. The 2008 CPI scores 180 countries (the same number as the 2007 CPI) on a scale from zero (highly corrupt) to ten (highly clean).

No one cares about the top 20, we get it, Denmark is awesome. Where are our friends though? Slovenia and Estonia made the top 30 at 26 and 27. While the Czech Republic sneaks into the top 50 at 45. Good for you!

Latvia and Slovakia just miss the top 50 sharing the 52 spot. Lithuania and Poland share 58. Croatia-62, Georgia-67, Romania-70, Bulgaria and Macedonia-72, Albania, Montenegro, and Serbia-85, BiH-92, Armenia and Moldova-109, Ukraine-134, Kazakhstan-145....

Where is Russia?! 147. Russia is worse than Kazakhstan...really? Gorzhus'!

Who is worse than Russia? Belarus and Tajikistan-151 (also a great new cocktail I invented), and Kyrgystan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan-166.


Pirates(and)Diplomats said...

Tajikistan-151, eh?

Let me guess, Bacardi 151 rum mixed with, um...ancient vengeance?

Ern said...

And sheep's milk.