By Paul Rosenfeld | Dec 5 2012Freedom House ,international ,North Korea ,transparency ,Transparency International
Transparency International released its annual corruption report today, giving Tunisia the top spot among North African nations with a score of 41 out of 100.
The CPI scores and ranks are â€œbased on how corrupt a countryâ€™s public sector is perceived to be,â€ and the data is compiled through a “combination of surveys and assessments of corruption.â€ New Zealand tops the list with a score of 95, while Afghanistan, North Korea, and Somalia bring up the rear with a score of 8.
Tunisiaâ€™s three-point increase follows last week’s announcement that Freedom House reclassified the countryâ€™s freedom ranking from â€œnot freeâ€ in 2011 to a â€œpartly freeâ€ status in 2012.
But the countryâ€™s improvements are overshadowed by its failure to top its pre-revolution 2010 score of 43, and much more remains to be done as Tunisiaâ€™s ranking in comparison to other countries and territories dropped from 73 to 75.
Tunisia shares the 75 spot with Bulgaria, Liberia, and Montenegro – one ranking behind Italy and two rankings ahead of China.