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.

Corruption Perceptions Index 2021, Transparency International

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
Rule of Law Index, World Justice Project

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

World Competitiveness Yearbook 2022

Hong Kong is ranked the 5th among 63 economies in its overall competitiveness.

World Competitiveness Yearbook 2022, International Institute for Management Development (IMD)

Global Competitiveness Report 2019

Hong Kong is ranked the 3rd most competitive place among 141 economies.

Global Competitiveness Report 2019, World Economic Forum

2022 Worldwide Governance Indicators

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

Perceptions of Corruption in Asia, the US and Australia in 2022, Political and Economic Risk Consultancy (PERC)

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

Centre of Anti-Corruption Studies

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:

CACS houses a broad collection of books and publications related to Common Law, Mainland China and Hong Kong law and corruption. There are also publications and relevant materials for reference of persons conducting academic research.
CACS houses a broad collection of books and publications related to Common Law, Mainland China and Hong Kong law and corruption. There are also publications and relevant materials for reference of persons conducting academic research.