Domestically, CPIB said results from its public perception survey conducted in 2022 indicated strong public confidence in national corruption control efforts.
“For the biennial survey of over 1,000 respondents in Singapore, 96 per cent rated Singapore’s corruption control efforts to be effective, an improvement from 94 per cent in 2020,” CPIB added.
Political determination, heavy punishment for corruption offences and a zero-tolerance culture for corruption were the top three most important factors that contributed to the low corruption rate in Singapore, it said.
Singapore also did well across other international indices for incorruptibility and clean public sector.
The Political and Economic Risk Consultancy ranked it as the least corrupt country out of 16 economies in its 2022 Report on Corruption in Asia – a position it has held since 1995.
It also came in third for absence of corruption in the World Justice Project Rule of Law Index 2022, making it the top Asian nation out of the 140 countries on the list.