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Transparency International
Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2006
 

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Table of African Countries

Africa Rank
(out of 41)

World Rank
(out of 163)

Country

CPI Score*

Confidence Range**

Surveys Used***

1

37

Botswana

5.6

4.8 – 6.6

6

2

42

Mauritius

5.1

4.1 – 6.3

5

3

51

South Africa

4.6

4.1 – 5.1

8

4

55

Namibia

4.1

3.6 – 4.9

6

5

63

Seychelles

3.6

3.2 – 3.8

3

6

70

Ghana

3.3

3.0 – 3.6

6

"

"

Senegal

3.3

2.8 – 3.7

5

8

79

Burkina Faso

3.2

2.8 – 3.6

5

"

"

Lesotho

3.2

2.9 – 3.6

5

10

84

Madagascar

3.1

2.3 – 3.7

5

"

"

Mauritania

3.1

2.1 – 3.7

4

12

90

Gabon

3.0

2.4 – 3.3

4

13

93

Eritrea

2.9

2.2 – 3.5

3

"

"

Tanzania

2.9

2.7 – 3.1

7

15

99

Mali

2.8

2.5 – 3.3

7

"

"

Mozambique

2.8

2.5 – 3.0

7

17

105

Malawi

2.7

2.5 – 3.0

7

"

"

Uganda

2.7

2.4 – 3.0

7

19

111

Zambia

2.6

2.1 – 3.0

6

20

121

Benin

2.5

2.1 – 2.9

6

"

"

The Gambia

2.5

2.3 – 2.8

6

"

"

Rwanda

2.5

2.3 – 2.6

3

"

"

Swaziland

2.5

2.2 – 2.7

3

24

130

Burundi

2.4

2.2 – 2.6

5

"

"

Central African Republic

2.4

2.2 – 2.5

3

"

"

Ethiopia

2.4

2.2 – 2.6

7

"

"

Togo

2.4

1.9 – 2.6

3

"

"

Zimbabwe

2.4

2.0 – 2.8

7

29

138

Cameroon

2.3

2.1 - 2.5

7

"

"

Niger

2.3

2.1 – 2.6

5

31

142

Angola

2.2

1.9 – 2.4

5

"

"

Congo-Brazzaville

2.2

2.2 – 2.3

4

"

"

Kenya

2.2

2.0 – 2.4

7

"

"

Nigeria

2.2

2.0 – 2.3

7

"

"

Sierra Leone

2.2

2.2 – 2.3

3

36

151

Côte d'Ivoire

2.1

2.0 – 2.2

4

"

"

Equatorial Guinea

2.1

1.7 – 2.2

3

38

156

Chad

2.0

1.8 – 2.3

6

"

"

Congo-Kinshasa

2.0

1.8 – 2.2

4

"

"

Sudan

2.0

1.8 – 2.2

4

41

160

Guinea

1.9

1.7 – 2.1

3

 
Countries not included in the official list due to a lack of sources

Africa Rank

World Rank

Country

CPI Score*

Confidence Range**

Surveys Used***

-

-

Cape Verde

4.6

-

2

-

-

Comoros

2.4

-

2

-

-

Djibouti

2.4

-

2

-

-

Guinea-Bissau

2.2

-

2

-

-

Liberia

2.5

-

2

-

-

São Tomé & Príncipe

2.7

-

2

-

-

Somalia

2.0

-

2

 
 
Explanatory Notes
 
*CPI Score relates to perceptions of the degree of corruption as seen by business people and country analysts and ranges between 10 (highly clean) and 0 (highly corrupt).

**Confidence Range provides a range of possible values of the CPI score. This reflects how a country's score may vary, depending on measurement precision. Nominally, with 5 percent probability the score is above this range and with another 5 percent it is below. However, particularly when only few sources are available an unbiased estimate of the mean coverage probability is lower than the nominal value of 90%.

***Surveys Used refers to the number of surveys that assessed a country's performance. 12 surveys and expert assessments were used and at least 3 were required for a country to be included in the CPI.