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‘Corruption perception index 2020’

  • Category
    Governance
  • Published
    9th Feb, 2021

India's rank has slipped six places to 86th among 180 countries in corruption perception index (CPI) in 2020.

Context

India's rank has slipped six places to 86th among 180 countries in corruption perception index (CPI) in 2020.

About

Corruption Perception Index (CPI)

  • Released by: Transparency International (TI).
  • The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) is the leading global indicator of public sector corruption, providing an annual snapshot of the relative degree of corruption in 180 countries and territories.
  • The index ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and business people.
  • It uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean.
  • A country with a higher score has a higher rank.

Key-findings of the Index

  • India ranked at 86th position with a score of 40 while more than two-thirds of countries scored below 50, with a global average score of just 43.
  • India’s score is below the average score of the Asia-Pacific region (31 countries) and global average.
  • India was ranked at 80th position out of 180 countries in 2019.
  • With a score of 31, India's neighbour Pakistan ranked at 124. Other top-scoring nations include Singapore with a score of 85, Australia with 77 and Hong Kong also with 77.
  • This year, New Zealand and Denmark rank at first position with scores of 88.
  • Somalia and South Sudan rank lowest at 179th position with scores of 12.
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