About the TRACE Matrix Data Browser

The TRACE Matrix Data Browser is a comprehensive tool for sorting and grouping the data from which the TRACE Bribery Risk Matrix scores are derived and identifying trends and patterns that may be relevant in understanding the risk environment each country presents.

For more information, visit the FAQ or click here to view a short video on how to best utilize the Data Browser.

About The TRACE Bribery Risk Matrix

The TRACE Bribery Risk Matrix® (TRACE Matrix) measures business bribery risk in 200 countries. The overall country risk score is a combined and weighted score of four domains—Business Interactions with the Government, Anti-Bribery Deterrence and Enforcement, Governmental and Civil Service Transparency, and Capacity for Civil Society Oversight—as well as nine subdomains. The TRACE Matrix was originally developed in 2014 in collaboration with RAND Corporation. It is updated annually by TRACE. For more information, visit www.TRACEinternational.org/trace-matrix.


TRACE is a globally recognized anti-bribery business association and leading provider of shared-cost third party risk management solutions. Members and clients include over 500 multinational companies located worldwide. TRACE is headquartered in the United States and registered in Canada, with a presence on five continents. For more information, visit www.TRACEinternational.org.

Mean Total Score: 50.6
Median Total Score: 53
Standard Deviation: 18.4
Please note: The score for Morocco was changed after the original release after it was noted that certain data points were inadvertently omitted. As a result, each country previously between 131 and 159 has dropped one place in the rankings.

TRACE Bribery Risk Typology

The Bribery Risk Typology is a decision tree consisting of a set of questions (e.g. is a given country more stable or less stable), ordered from top to bottom. If you wish to view all the countries described by a particular set of answers, click on the button associated with that set. If you wish to see which group a country falls into, click on that country in the data table, and the map and associated groups will highlight.

The Bribery Risk Typology groups jurisdictions based on factors identified as having a significant effect on the bribery risk environment at the national level. The result should not be considered a definitive classification, but rather as an effort to provide context when comparing and interpreting the Matrix scores.

Mean Total Score: 63.8
Median Total Score: 62
Standard Deviation: 12.4
Mean Total Score: 53.4
Median Total Score: 55
Standard Deviation: 17.3
Mean Total Score: 32.4
Median Total Score: 34
Standard Deviation: 15.4
Mean Total Score: 48.6
Median Total Score: 48
Standard Deviation: 12.9
Mean Total Score: 45
Median Total Score: 49
Standard Deviation: 16.6
Mean Total Score: 54.5
Median Total Score: 55
Standard Deviation: 14.2
Mean Total Score: 57.5
Median Total Score: 59.5
Standard Deviation: 20.3
Mean Total Score: 45.2
Median Total Score: 48
Standard Deviation: 19.4
Mean Total Score: 49.8
Median Total Score: 51
Standard Deviation: 22.3
Mean Total Score: 42.7
Median Total Score: 41
Standard Deviation: 22.4