Input is provided via expert opinion and the surveys of business people, the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) said in a press release on Tuesday (Jan 30). It said that this data was taken from 13 external sources.
Singapore scored 83 in 2023, the same score it received the year before.
The CPIB said the corruption situation in Singapore “remains firmly under control”, pointing out that the number of public sector corruption cases remains consistently low.
“Public Perception Surveys regularly conducted by CPIB indicate strong public confidence in our national corruption control efforts,” it added.
CPIB also provided additional rankings related to corruption. Singapore was ranked third for absence of corruption in the World Justice Project Rule of Law Index 2023. This makes it the top Asian nation out of 142 countries.
It also performed well in the 2023 Report on Corruption in Asia by the Political and Economic Risk Consultancy (PERC) where it was ranked as the top out of 16 economies.
“Singapore’s reputation as one of the least corrupt countries in the world is hard-earned,” said CPIB. It said that it would continue to work with the community to keep corruption at bay.
“CPIB takes a serious view of all reports and information that may disclose a corruption offence, whether the informant is known or anonymous,” it added.
“Together, we will continue to ensure that incorruptibility remains a key part of the Singaporean DNA.”