Every year, the non-profit group Transparency International publishes its Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), which ranks the countries of the world according to the perceived level of public-sector corruption, based on a variety of surveys.
In the 2009 CPI, Poland placed 49th out of 180 countries, along with Bhutan and Jordan and just ahead of the Czech Republic. Poland received a score of 5.0, with a confidence range of 4.5-5.5.
This was one of the largest improvements in this year’s CPI. The 2008 index placed Poland in 58th place along with Lithuania and Turkey, with a score of 4.6 and a confidence range of 4.0-5.2.
At the top of the list this year were New Zealand, Denmark, and Singapore, while Myanmar, Afghanistan, and Somalia were found at the very bottom.