Transparency International's 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index scored Germany at 80 on a scale from 0 ("highly corrupt") to 100 ("highly clean"). When ranked by score, Germany ranked 10th among the 180 countries in the Index, where the country ranked first is perceived to have the most honest public sector. [1] For comparison, the best score was 88 (ranked 1), and the worst score was 11 (ranked 180).[2]

Transparency International’s Global Corruption Barometer 2013 reveals that political parties and businesses are the most corrupt institutions in Germany. The same report also indicates that petty corruption is not as common as in other European countries. The survey shows that 11% of the respondents claim to have been asked to pay a bribe at one point in their life and only few of those said that they had refused to pay the bribe.[3]

According to Freedom House's report, Germany’s ability to ensure integrity and to prevent corruption in state bodies is generally sufficient due to a strong institutional setup.[4]

Regarding business and corruption, business executives from World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014 consider tax regulations and restrictive labour regulations as the most problematic factors for doing business. They also report that trust in the ethical standards of politicians is relatively high, and that irregular payments and bribes only rarely take place in relation to public services.[5]

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  1. ^ "The ABCs of the CPI: How the Corruption Perceptions Index is calculated". Transparency.org. Retrieved 24 November 2022.
  2. ^ "Corruption Perceptions Index 2021: Germany". Transparency.org. Retrieved 27 November 2022.
  3. ^ "Global Corruption Barometer 2013". Transparency International. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Freedom in the World 2013- Germany". Freedom House. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014". World Economic Forum. Retrieved 6 December 2013.