Corruption Perceptions Index 2019

Rank

93 / 180

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A country's rank indicates its position relative to the other countries in the index. Learn more.

Score

38 / 100

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A country or territory’s score indicates the perceived level of public sector corruption on a scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). Learn more.

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Why don’t the victims of bribery share in the record-breaking Airbus settlement?

Last Friday, French, UK and US authorities announced that Airbus would pay record penalties for foreign bribery. Notably absent in the agreements are any plans to share the penalty payment with the countries where the company was paying bribes.

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Overview of countries’ supreme audit institutions with surcharging powers

Right to information: a tool for people power

Globally, approximately 120 countries have right to information laws. In some countries, these laws are top notch, but in others, the laws either don’t exist or need significant improvements. On International Right to Know Day, citizens are speaking out around the world to demand greater accountability from government. But are most people even aware of their right to request information in the first place?

Three ways to stop money laundering through real estate

Around the world, buying property is a favourite method for the corrupt to launder their ill-gotten gains. However, there are concrete measures that make it significantly more difficult for the corrupt to stash their dirty money in real estate.

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Ineligibilities for elected office arising from criminal law decisions

Historic public asset declarations by Sri Lankan politicians set a precedent others should follow

Asia Pacific: little to no progress on anti-corruption

With an average score of just 44 for three consecutive years, the Asia Pacific region is making little progress in the fight against corruption. Why is Asia Pacific making little to no progress in its anti-corruption efforts? One of the reasons is an overall weakening of democratic institutions and political rights.

International Anti-Corruption Day 2018: The power of people’s pressure

Across the world, Transparency International chapters work hard to help the public become involved and engaged in the fight against corruption.

Asia Pacific governments must strengthen citizens’ right to information

Right to Information in Asia Pacific

Anti-Corrruption Agencies must start prosecuting the powerful to gain credibility

How to make anti-corruption agencies accountable and independent

Anti-corruption agencies (ACAs) are key to the fight against corruption, but to do this they need to be independent, publicly accountable and well-funded and staffed. In our new report we publish our findings of research into the strengths and weaknesses of ACAs in six Asian countries.

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Transparency International Sri Lanka

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Asoka Obeyesekere
Executive Director

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