Media Advisory: Corruption Perceptions Index to be launched 27 January 2016

Issued by Transparency International Secretariat



Transparency International, the leading civil society organisation tackling corruption worldwide, will release its 21st annual Corruption Perceptions Index on Wednesday, 27 January 2016 at 5am Berlin time (4am GMT).

This year’s index ranks 168 countries/territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption. The index draws on 12 surveys covering expert assessments and views of businesspeople. The Corruption Perceptions Index is the leading global indicator of public sector corruption, offering a yearly snapshot of the relative degree of corruption by ranking countries from all over the globe. For more information click here: www.transparency.org/cpi.

Corruption Perceptions Index 2015
27 January 2016
available online as of 4.00 GMT
at www.transparency.org

Supporting material will be available and individual interviews may be arranged in Arabic, English, French, Russian and Spanish from Berlin, and in many other languages from our national chapters around the world.


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