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Bribe Payers Index
Bribe Payers Index (BPI) is a measure of how willing a nation's multinational corporations appear to engage in corrupt business practices. The first BPI was published by Transparency International on October 26, 1999 and the last one in 2011.
The BPI 2011
Methodology
The BPI 2011 ranked 28 of the leading exporting countries on the likelihood their multinational businesses will use bribes when operating abroad. The ranking is calculated from responses by businessmen to two questions on the World Economic Forum’s Executive Opinion Survey.
The first question asks for the country of origin of foreign-owned companies doing the most business in their country. The second question is: "In your experience, to what extent do firms from the countries you have selected make undocumented extra payments or bribes?" Answers are to be given on a scale of 1 (bribes are common or even mandatory) to 10 (bribes are unknown).
The BPI ranking is the averaged score, with higher scores suggesting a lower likelihood of using bribery.
These countries were selected as the leading international or regional exporting countries. Their combined global exports represented 75 percent of the world total in 2006.[1] Countries that had paid the less bribes have a higher BPI.
BPI 2011 rankings
RankCountry/TerritoryAverage score[2]
1
 Japan
8.9
2
 Netherlands
8.8
2
  Switzerland
8.8
4
 Belgium
8.7
5 Germany8.6
6 Australia8.5
6 Canada8.5
8
 Singapore
8.3
8 United Kingdom8.3
10 United States8.1
11
 France
8.0
11
 Spain
8.0
13
 South Korea
7.9
14
 Brazil
7.7
15
 Hong Kong
7.6
15
 Italy
7.6
15 Malaysia7.6
15
 South Africa
7.6
19
 Taiwan
7.5
19
 India
7.5
19
 Turkey
7.5
22
 Saudi Arabia
7.4
23 Argentina7.3
23 United Arab Emirates7.3
25
 Indonesia
7.1
26 Mexico7.0
27
 China
6.5
28
 Russia
6.1
See also
Footnotes
  1. ^ Source: International Monetary Fund, international finance statistics, 2005 figures. Available at: http://tistats.transparency.org/index.php/content/download/39275/622457​[​permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Archived Document". Archived from the original on 2013-05-02. Retrieved 2015-01-15.
Sources
Bribe Payers Index (BPI) 2006 Analysis Report
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