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Basic Country Information

  • Region: Europe & North America
  • Income Group: High
  • GNI per Capita: 52140 USD
  • Urban population : 81 % of total
  • Life expectancy at birth: 82 years
  • Human Development Index (HDI): 0.901

How does France control corruption?

Forecasted trend:
Stationary
Integrity Transparency
Country’s Score 8.6/10 18.5/20
World Rank 8/119 2/143
Regional Rank 7/33 2/33
Income group Rank 8/48 /48
  • Region: Europe & North America
  • Income Group: High
  • GNI per Capita: 60050 USD
  • Urban population : 77.5 % of total
  • Life expectancy at birth: 81 years
  • Human Development Index (HDI): 0.947

How does Germany control corruption?

Forecasted trend:
Stationary
Integrity Transparency
Country’s Score 7.8/10 15.5/20
World Rank 21/119 8/143
Regional Rank 18/33 8/33
Income group Rank 21/48 /48

France's Corruption Forecast

Forecasted trend:
Stationary
France, which has historically pioneered a merit-based civil service and has some of the finest public accountability laws in the European Union, has been constantly shaken by political corruption scandals over the past thirty years. Its judiciary is not sufficiently autonomous from the government, resulting in weak prosecution of corruption, particularly at top levels, although this has improved somewhat in the last few years. Restrictive laws and conservative-minded magistrates restrict the media’s capacity to disclose corruption and result in reports that appear only after official investigations have begun. Better oversight is needed to monitor compliance with international legislation by companies seeking local government approvals when operating abroad. Recent attempts to tighten conflict-of-interest rules and enforce them at the top political level have yet to result in reformed practices. Still, France is a champion of e-transparency in the European Union.
See France's profile on the Index of Public Integrity.

Germany's Corruption Forecast

Forecasted trend:
Stationary
Germany is a country with practically no administrative corruption, but recent scandals have shown that the connection between business and politics is highly problematic and that accountability measures are lacking for politicians. Much more should be done to enforce international sanctions against business fraud and corruption and to improve the separation between domestic business and politics. Digitalization remains underwhelming. Finally, Germany still does not publish final justifications for judicial decisions in many of its courts, and prosecutors depend too much on the government, according to a 2019 decision of the European Court of Justice.
See Germany's profile on the Index of Public Integrity.
Components 2013 2023 Trendline
Budget Transparency 7 8.8 0
Judicial Independence 6.87 7.04 0
Press Freedom 8.06 8.08 0
E-Citizenship 6.46 7.06 0
Online Services 8.88 8.89 0
  positive change;   negative change;   change not statically significant.
Components 2013 2023 Trendline
Budget Transparency 7.86 9.4 0
Judicial Independence 8.86 7.24 -1
Press Freedom 9.08 8.37 0
E-Citizenship 6.37 7.15 1
Online Services 7.76 8.11 0
  positive change;   negative change;   change not statically significant.

Index of Public Integrity

The IPI score is the mean of the six components scores, which result from the standardization and normalization of original source data to range between 1 and 10 using a min-max-transformation, with higher values representing better performance.

 

IPI Score: 8.6 / 10
Components Component Score
(max=10)
World
Rank
Income Group
Rank
Regional
Rank
Opportunities for Corruption
Administrative Burden 0 /119 /48 /33
Trade Openness 0 /119 /48 /33
Administrative Transparency 10 1/119 1/48 1/33
Online Services 8.55 15/119 13/48 10/33
Budget Transparency 8.71 11/119 9/48 9/33
Constraints on Corruption
Judicial Independence 7.39 19/119 17/48 11/33
Freedom of the Press 7.9 20/119 17/48 16/33
E-Citizenship 9.04 10/119 10/48 10/33

IPI Score: 7.8 / 10
Components Component Score
(max=10)
World
Rank
Income Group
Rank
Regional
Rank
Opportunities for Corruption
Administrative Burden 0 /119 /48 /33
Trade Openness 0 /119 /48 /33
Administrative Transparency 5.5 5/119 5/48 5/33
Online Services 7.54 37/119 28/48 22/33
Budget Transparency 9.36 4/119 4/48 3/33
Constraints on Corruption
Judicial Independence 7.62 18/119 16/48 10/33
Freedom of the Press 8.31 17/119 16/48 15/33
E-Citizenship 8.48 21/119 21/48 18/33

Transparency in France

T-Index Score: 18.5 / 20   (20 = 100%)

Transparency in Germany

T-Index Score: 15.5 / 20   (20 = 100%)
T-Index
T-Index
The total fulfillment of items on De Jure and De Facto adds up to 100%
on the basis of which we calculate the individual performance of a country

De Facto Transparency: 12.5 / 14


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De Facto Components

De facto components refer to the online availability, accessibility, and coverage of public data in selected relevant domains. These were assessed as completely existing (1 point), existing with partial information or paid access (0.5 point), or not existing (0 points).

Past expenditures (last fiscal year)
Yes
Current expenditures (budget tracker)
No
Public Procurement Portal
Yes
Land cadaster
Yes
Register of commerce
Yes
Auditor General's report
Yes
Supreme Court's hearings schedule
Yes
Supreme Court's rulings
Yes
Financial disclosures for public officials
Partial
Conflict of interest disclosures
Yes
Official Development Assistance (ODA)
Yes
Mining concessions
Yes
Building permits in the capital city
Yes
Official gazette
Yes

De Facto Transparency: 9.5 / 14

De Facto Components

De facto components refer to the online availability, accessibility, and coverage of public data in selected relevant domains. These were assessed as completely existing (1 point), existing with partial information or paid access (0.5 point), or not existing (0 points).

Past expenditures (last fiscal year)
Yes
Current expenditures (budget tracker)
Partial
Public Procurement Portal
Partial
Land cadaster
Partial
Register of commerce
Partial
Auditor General's report
Partial
Supreme Court's hearings schedule
Yes
Supreme Court's rulings
Yes
Financial disclosures for public officials
Partial
Conflict of interest disclosures
Partial
Official Development Assistance (ODA)
Yes
Mining concessions
Yes
Building permits in the capital city
No
Official gazette
Yes

De Jure Transparency: 6 / 6

De Jure Components

De jure components refer to the existence of formal transparency commitments in relevant selected domains. These were assessed as existing (1 point) or not (0 points).

Freedom of Information Acts (FOIA)
Yes
Open Government Partnership (OGP)
Yes
United Nations Conventions Against Corruption (UNCAC)
Yes
Financial Action Task Force Against Money Laundering (or equivalent)
Yes
Plurinational transparency agreement (EITI, OECD, WTO GPA, or CPTPP)
Yes
Beneficial Ownership
Yes

De Jure Transparency: 6 / 6

De Jure Components

De jure components refer to the existence of formal transparency commitments in relevant selected domains. These were assessed as existing (1 point) or not (0 points).

Freedom of Information Acts (FOIA)
Yes
Open Government Partnership (OGP)
Yes
United Nations Conventions Against Corruption (UNCAC)
Yes
Financial Action Task Force Against Money Laundering (or equivalent)
Yes
Plurinational transparency agreement (EITI, OECD, WTO GPA, or CPTPP)
Yes
Beneficial Ownership
Yes