GRP releases 2nd edition of the Global Corruption Index (GCI)

Global Risk Profile (GRP) releases the second edition of the Global Corruption Index (GCI), assessing corruption and other white-collar crimes throughout the world.

The GCI results for 2019 indicate that the situation has worsened all around the globe, in particular in the Americas and Africa.

Africa is also the lowest scoring region on the index: in many countries, efforts to fight against corruption and other white-collar crimes are hampered by weak institutions and well-established corruption schemes.

In the top end, Denmark has replaced Finland as best performer. The top five countries are Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and New Zealand. Ranked 14, Iceland has dropped 6 ranks since last year and appears as an exception among Nordic countries.

Falling from the 24th to the 30th rank, the situation of the United States has also globally declined. A particular attention should be given to the evolution of citizen voice, government functioning and effectiveness.

Countries leading their regions are Canada for North America, Uruguay for South America, Denmark for Europe, Cabo Verde for Africa, Singapore for Asia and New Zealand for Oceania.

The complete 2019 results including interactive data visualization and technical documentation are available on a dedicated website:

About GCI

The Global Corruption Index (GCI) measures both public and private corruption (based on its perception and experience) as well as other white-collar crimes, such as money laundering and terrorism financing issues. Featuring up-to-date data, the GCI’s second edition offers a risk score, rank and evaluation for as many as 199 countries and territories based on a set of 28 variables.

About GRP

Global Risk Profile (GRP) is a leading Swiss company specializing in third-party risk management related services. Since its foundation in 2009, GRP has placed Due Diligence at the heart of its activities. Its services now range from compliance software solutions to Due Diligence checks & investigations with various coverage and scope, suitable for both multinationals and small businesses.

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