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)
- 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.