Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), 2022

The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) was released which shows that most of the world continues to fail to fight corruption: 95 per cent of countries have made little to no progress since 2017.

About the Index

  • Released on: January 31, 2023
  • Released by: Transparency International (TI)
  • Transparency International Headquarters at: Berlin, Germany
  • CPI Ranks: 180 countries and territories

Key Highlights of the Report

  • The CPI global average remains unchanged at 43 for the eleventh year in a row, and more than two-thirds of countries have a serious problem with corruption,
    scoring below 50.
  • Top Performers: Denmark (90) tops the index this year, with Finland and New Zealand following
    closely, both at 87.
  • Bottom Performers: Somalia (12), South Sudan (13) and Syria (13)
  • The significant decliners are: Luxembourg (77), Canada (74), the United Kingdom (73)

India’s Position

  • Notably, there was no change in India’s score (40) and it remained at 85″ position, however, the report raised concern over the country’s democratic status.
  • Earlier in 2021, India’s rank improved by one place to 85 from 86 in 2020, according to the index. Except for Bhutan, all of India’s neighbours are ranked below it.