Corruption Perceptions Index 2017 shows a high corruption burden in more than two-thirds of countries Analysis of results from Transparency International finds crackdowns on NGOs and media are associated with higher levels of corruption.
Berlin, 21 February 2018 – An index released today by Transparency International, which marks its 25th anniversary this year, reveals some disturbing information – despite attempts to combat corruption around the world, the majority of countries are moving too slowly in their efforts. While stemming the tide against corruption takes time, in the last six years many countries have still made little to no progress. Even more alarming, further analysis of the index results indicates that countries with the lowest protections for press and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) also tend to have the worst rates of corruption.
To view the results, visit: www.transparency.org/cpi2017
The index, which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption […]