The index, which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and businesspeople, uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. More than two-thirds of countries score below 50 on this year’s CPI, with an average score of just 43.
It reveals that the continued failure of most countries to significantly control corruption is contributing to a crisis in democracy around the world. While there are exceptions, the data shows that despite some progress, most countries are failing to make serious inroads against corruption.
Corruption is much more likely to flourish where democratic foundations are weak and, as we have seen in many countries, where undemocratic and populist politicians can use it to their advantage.
Since its inception in 1995, the Corruption Perceptions Index, Transparency International’s flagship research product, has become the leading global indicator of public sector corruption. The index offers an annual snapshot of the relative degree of corruption by ranking countries and territories from all over the globe. In 2012, Transparency International revised the methodology used to construct the index to allow for comparison of scores from one year to the next. The 2018 CPI draws on 13 surveys and expert assessments to measure public sector corruption in 180 countries and territories, giving each a score from zero (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).
La necessità di trasparenza e responsabilità va oltre gli stessi sistemi sanitari.
A necessidade de transparência e responsabilização vai muito além dos sistemas de saúde propriamente ditos.
Sin embargo, los brotes pandémicos como el que vivimos actualmente con el COVID-19, exponen las deficiencias de nuestros sistemas de salud, especialmente los potenciales riesgos y oportunidades de corrupción -la corrupción puede disminuir la capacidad de respuesta a la pandemia y privar de asistencia sanitaria a muchas comunidades.
Sin embargo, la necesidad de transparencia y rendición de cuentas va más allá de los propios sistemas de salud.
لكن الحاجة إلى الشفافية والمساءلة تتجاوز فقط فرضها على الأنظمة الصحية.
The need for transparency and accountability during the COVID-19 pandemic goes beyond health systems.
As communities around the world face an unprecedented global health crisis with the rapid spread of the coronavirus or COVID19 pandemic, our governments’ first priority should be promoting our health and safety.