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[Graphic News] S. Korea's corruption awareness ranking rises 6 notches to 45th in 2018

By Nam Kyung-don

Published : Feb. 10, 2019 - 18:10

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South Korea rose six notches in an international corruption awareness ranking to No. 45 of 180 countries in 2018, a report from a global anti-corruption watchdog showed.

South Korea scored 57 out of 100 points in the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index report issued by Berlin-based Transparency International.

The index evaluates countries based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be, using corruption-related data collected by governance and business experts, according to Transparency International.

Denmark topped the list with 88 points, followed closely by New Zealand at 87.