Hong Kong has been consistently ranked as one of the least corrupt places in the world.
Corruption-related international surveys have been important references for the ICAC to understand bribery risk in Hong Kong as well as in other places as seen from the perspective of international ranking agency.
Over the years, Hong Kong has consistently remained in the band of the top 20 jurisdictions with very low level of corruption in the world in Corruption Perceptions Index, the Rule of Law Index, World Competitiveness Yearbook, Worldwide Governance Indicators, and Perceptions of Corruption in Asia, the US and Australia.
The Corruption Perceptions Index of Transparency International is a composite indicator which aggregates data from a number of different data sources that provide perceptions of country analysts and business people of the level of corruption in the public sector.Corruption Perceptions Index 2021, Transparency International
The Rule of Law Index assesses the extent which countries/territories adhere to the rule of law in practice by examining eight factors, namely constraints on government powers, absence of corruption, open government, fundamental rights, order and security, regulatory enforcement, civil justice and criminal justice.Rule of Law Index, World Justice Project
Hong Kong is ranked the 7th among 64 economies in its overall competitiveness.World Competitiveness Yearbook 2023, International Institute for Management Development (IMD)
Hong Kong is ranked the 3rd most competitive place among 141 economies.Global Competitiveness Report 2019, World Economic Forum
Hong Kong is ranked the 13th out of 209 countries and territories, the second highest in Asia, under the dimension of 'Control of Corruption'.2022 Worldwide Governance Indicators, World Bank
Hong Kong is consistently ranked the 3rd in Asia, after Singapore and Japan.Perceptions of Corruption in Asia, the US and Australia in 2020, Political and Economic Risk Consultancy (PERC)
To contribute to the global development of anti-corruption strategies, the ICAC
The Centre of Anti-Corruption Studies (CACS), formerly known as the Centre of Anti-Corruption Studies and International Training, is a research arm of the International Cooperation Branch of the ICAC. The CACS: