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    Corruption in Iceland describes the prevention and occurrence of corruption in Iceland.


    According to several sources, corruption is not common on a daily basis in Iceland.[1][2] However, the global financial crisis and subsequent revelations have had a negative impact on the integrity and independence of Iceland's governing institutions.[3]

    Transparency International's 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index scored Iceland at 74 on a scale from 0 ("highly corrupt") to 100 ("highly clean"). When ranked by score, Iceland ranked 13th among the 180 countries in the Index, where the country ranked first is perceived to have the most honest public sector. [4] For comparison, the best score was 88 (ranked 1), and the worst score was 11 (ranked 180).[5]

    According to GRECO's evaluation report 2013, the Icelandic political system was weakened by potential nepotism, close personal relationships between public officials and business and political patronage at the local level.[6] In general, businesses do not consider corruption an obstacle for doing business in Iceland, according to World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014.[7]


    1. ^ "Freedom in the World 2013". Freedom House. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
    2. ^ "Human Rights Report 2013- Iceland". US Department of State. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
    3. ^ "Snapshot of the Iceland Country Profile". Business Anti-Corruption Portal. Archived from the original on 8 December 2013. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
    4. ^ "The ABCs of the CPI: How the Corruption Perceptions Index is calculated". Retrieved 24 November 2022.
    5. ^ "Corruption Perceptions Index 2021: Iceland". Retrieved 27 November 2022.
    6. ^ "Evaluation report 2013- Iceland" (PDF). GRECO & the European Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 December 2013. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
    7. ^ "Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014". World Economic Forum. Retrieved 4 December 2013.

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