In the the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) Israel is listed at number 30, up from 32nd place in 2009
Out of 178 countries listed in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), released by the International Transparency Organization, Israel is listed at number 30, up from 32nd place in 2009.
Israel was ranked 33rd in 2008, with a score of 6, and was ranked 30th in 2007, with a score of 6.1. This year's rankings covered 178 countries. When compared to other member states of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Israel fared much worse. The least corrupt countries were listed as Denmark, New Zealand and Singapore.
Israel received a score of 6.1 out of 10 in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), which ranks countries according to the perception of corruption in the public sector. That score positions Israel in the 22nd place out of 33 members of the OECD. Israel's CPI score has not significantly improved since 2007.
In 1997, Israel received a relatively high score of 7.9 ranking number 15 in the world, but has deteriorated considerably since then. Among the 33 OECD member states, Israel is in 22nd place, ahead of Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Italy, Greece, and others. Israel also outranks its neighbors, with the exception of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Jordan is in 50th place with a score of 4.7, Egypt is in 98th place, Syria is in 127th place, and Iraq is in 175th place.
75% of the 178 countries in Transparency International's CPI scored less than 5, indicating prevalent corruption of public officials. The U.S. fell to 22nd from 19th last year, with its CPI score dropping to 7.1 from 7.5. This was the lowest score awarded to the U.S. in the index's 15-year history and also the first time it had fallen out of the top 20.