NZ reclaims top spot in anti-corruption rankings

New Zealand has topped a global study that gauges the honesty and integrity of countries' public sectors.

Transparency International’s recently released Corruption Perceptions Index ranked New Zealand first equal with Denmark out of 176 nations and territories. The index scores and ranks countries based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be on a scale of zero to 100.

The Ministry of Justice plays a key role in recent anti-corruption initiatives progressed by the Government including:

  • introducing new bribery offences and increasing the penalties for bribery and corruption through the Organised Crime and Anti-corruption Legislation Bill
  • ratifying the United Nations Convention Against Corruption
  • leading policy work on the second phase of anti-money laundering reforms

For more information, see the Justice Minister’s news release (external link) and the Corruption Perceptions Index results (external link) .

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