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Data Story : Corruption Perception Index

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    3rd Feb, 2022

India's rank improved one place to 85 among 180 countries in a Corruption Perception Index (CPI) of 2021, according to a new report by Transparency International which, however, raised concern over the country's democratic status.

The index, which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and business people, uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean.

Calling the case of India particularly worrying, the report released on Tuesday said while the country's score has remained stagnant over the past decade, some of the mechanisms that could help reign in corruption are weakening. There are concerns over the country's democratic status, as fundamental freedoms and institutional checks and balances decay.

The report further alleged that civil society organizations that speak up against the government have been targeted with security, defamation, sedition, hate speech and contempt-of-court charges, and with regulations on foreign funding.

This Data Story aims to show scores of different countries and India’s rank in Corruption Perception Index and list down recommendations of Transparency International to reduce corruption.

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