In the 2014 Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index, Luxembourg has scored 82, rising to 9th place, from 11th place last year, putting it in front of Germany, Belgium and the UK. The Index ranks countries on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be. It is based on a 100-point “corruption perception” scale, where zero equals a “highly corrupt” perception and 100 means the country is perceived to be very clean.
This year’s index includes 177 countries and territories. Denmark and New Zealand ranked least corrupt, with scores of 92 and 91, respectively while North Korea and Somalia rank equal-worst of 174 countries with a score of just eight.