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NZ's public sector ranked least corrupt in the world

22 February 2018

New Zealand’s public sector ranked least corrupt in the world

Transparency International has ranked New Zealand’s public sector again as the least corrupt in the world.

New Zealand scored 89, edging ahead of Denmark in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2017 after both countries shared the first position last year.

The index compiled by Transparency International, a non-government organisation, ranks countries annually by their perceived levels of public sector corruption.

Serious Fraud Office Director, Julie Read said, “It’s fantastic to see New Zealand at number one again. The result indicates that people have a high degree of confidence in our public sector, and also supports our reputation as being a safe place to invest and do business. We can still increase our score by continuing to be proactive in preventing corruption and using the data behind the index to identify opportunities to raise our standards and ensure we keep up with international best practice.”

The Corruption Perceptions Index captures the views of analysts, businesspeople and experts in countries around the world. It is a composite index of different international surveys and assessments of corruption, collected by a variety of institutions.

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