HSE University Anti-Corruption Portal
Comparison of countries
Costa Rica
South Africa
Indices
Overall Score:
57 out of 100
Rank:
42 out of 180
Rank:
83 out of 133
Overall Score:
0,68 out of 1
Rank:
25 out of 128
Overall Score:
57 out of 100
Overall Score:
8,04 out of 10
Rank:
25 out of 117
Overall Score:
44 out of 100
Rank:
69 out of 180
Rank:
58 out of 133
Overall Score:
0,59 out of 1
Rank:
45 out of 128
Overall Score:
87 out of 100
Overall Score:
119 out of 150
Rank:
14 out of 128
Overall Score:
7,22 out of 10
Rank:
39 out of 117
International Cooperation
UN
OECD
OAS
UN
OECD
G20
FATF
BRICS
Costa Rica
  • The UN Convention against Corruption was ratified in 2007.
  • The review under the first cycle of the Implementation Review Mechanism is completed. The country report is available here.
  • The OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions was ratified in 2017.
  • The country is undergoing Phase 2 evaluation of the implementation of the Convention. The report is available here.
  • The Inter-American Convention against Corruption was ratified in 1997.
South Africa
  • The UN Convention against Corruption was ratified in 2004.
  • The review under the first cycle of the Implementation Review Mechanism is completed. The country report is available here.
  • The OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions was ratified in 2007.
  • The country is undergoing Phase 3 evaluation of the implementation of the Convention. The report is available here.
  • Member of the FATF since 2003.
  • Evaluation Report on compliance with the FATF recommendations is available here.
  • BRICS Member since 2011.
  • BRICS Presidency is scheduled for 2023.
Main Legislation
Costa Rica
  1. Criminal Code, Part XIV Crimes against the Administration of Justice, Section I
    (Ley 4573, Código Penal, Titulo XIV Delitos contra la Administración de Justicia, Sección I), (Spanish);

  2. Law No. 8422 “On Countering Corruption and Illicit Enrichment in Civil Service”
    (Ley 8422 contra la corrupción y el enriquecimeinto ilícito en la función pública), (Spanish);

  3. Law No. 9699 “On Liability of Legal Persons for Bribery, Transnational Bribery and other Crimes”
    (Ley 9699 Responsabilidad de las personas jurídicas sobre cohechos domésticos, soborno transnacional y otros delitos), (Spanish).

South Africa
  1. Protected Disclosures Act 26 of 2000, (English);

  2. Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act 12 of 2004, (English);

  3. Code of Ethical Conduct and Disclosure of Members’ Interests for Assembly and Permanent Council Members, (English).

Anti-Corruption Bodies
Costa Rica
  1. General Prosecutor’s Office of Costa Rica
    (Procuraduría General de la República de Costa Rica), (Spanish).

 
South Africa
  1. Investigating Directorate of the Republic of South Africa, (English);

  2. Public Service Commission of the Republic of South Africa, (English).

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