Finland is one of the least corrupt countries in the world, according to Transparency International’s 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). Finland was ranked joint third with Sweden behind Denmark and New Zealand who tied for first place.
The CPI ranks 177 countries based on how corrupt their administrative and political institutions are perceived to be. The index assigns scores of between one and 100, one being highly corrupt and 100 clean.
The comparison measures perceived corruption in public services, the judiciary, police and political parties.
This year, Finland scored 89 points, a one-point drop compared to last year when the country shared the number one spot with Denmark and New Zealand. Tied for last place are Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia, all of which scored only eight points from 100.