Indonesia continues to rank poorly on Transparency International's corruption index.
Out of 163 countries ranked Indonesia came in at 130th worst, with a score of 2.4 out of 10, equal with countries such as Central African Republic, Ethiopia, and Papua New Guinea. TI The most corrupt country in the world was Haiti and the least corrupt were Finland, Iceland, and New Zealand.
In the 25 countries of the Asia-Pacific region Indonesia was ranked 20th worst, equal with Papua New Guinea. Only Pakistan, Cambodia, Bangladesh, and Burma were considered to be more corrupt. The complete results for Asia-Pacific:
However Indonesia's score of 2.4 was a slight improvement on last year's 2.2. Corruption, according to Transparency International, is one of the major causes of poverty.
March 14th 2007. A separate corruption index, for Asia, put out by the Political and Economic Risk Consultancy (PERC), has been released. Indonesia is now no longer the most corrupt country in Asia (see scores in brackets for last year), this honour now being taken by the Philippines. antara
September 27th 2007. Transparency International's 2007 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) has Indonesia at 143rd worst out of 180 countries in the survey, with a CPI of 2.3, a slight decline from 2.4 in the 2006 survey, which featured 163 countries.