Transparency International has just published the 2016 edition of its Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). This non-governmental organisation puts the Grand Duchy in the Top 10, with a score of 81 points. The Grand Duchy has managed to retain its 10th place, which it shares with Germany and the United Kingdom. This means the Grand Duchy is considered as being one of the countries where corruption in the public sector is perceived as being at a low level.
69% of the 176 countries analysed obtained a score of less than 50, i.e. less than half the possible total score on a scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 points (very clean).
The main criteria for assessment are the transparency of administration, the degree of freedom of the press, the state of civil liberties, and the independence of the judicial system.
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