The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, according to experts and business people. This year’s analysis shows corruption is more pervasive in countries where big money can flow freely into electoral campaigns and where governments listen only to the voices of wealthy or well-connected individuals.

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Corruption Perceptions Index 2019

CPI Scale from Highly Corrupt to Very Clean

Highlights

Improvers*

  • Greece
  • Guyana
  • Estonia

Decliners*

  • Canada
  • Nicaragua
  • Australia

Countries to watch

  • Canada
  • Angola
  • Saudi Arabia
  • More

* Examples of countries whose score changed significantly between 2012 and 2019

Governments must urgently address the corrupting role of big money in political party financing and the undue influence it exerts on our political systems.

Delia Ferreira Rubio
Chair
Transparency International

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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 2019 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).

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The methodology follows four basic steps: selection of source data, rescaling source data, aggregating the rescaled data and then reporting a measure for uncertainty. 

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The 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index shows more than two-thirds of countries – along with many of the world’s most advanced economies – are stagnating or showing signs of backsliding in their anti-corruption efforts

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IPC 2019: Analyse mondiale

L’Indice de Perception de la Corruption 2019 révèle qu’un nombre impressionnant de pays ne montrent que peu ou pas de signes d’amélioration dans la lutte contre la corruption. Notre analyse suggère également que la réduction de l’influence de l’argent en politique et la promotion de processus de prise de décision inclusifs sont essentielles pour lutter contre la corruption.

CPI 2019: Global Highlights

CPI 2019 reveals that a majority of countries are showing little to no improvement in tackling corruption. More than two-thirds of countries score below 50, with an average score of just 43.

Индекс восприятия коррупции 2019: Восточная Европа и Центральная Азия

Регион имеет сложности с ограниченным разделением властей, злоупотреблением государственными ресурсами в избирательных целях, непрозрачным финансированием политических партий и конфликтами интересов.

Corruption Perceptions Index 2019

The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, according to experts and business people.

الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا

وبنفس معدل الدرجات البالغ ً 39خلال العام الماضي، كان هناك تقدما ً ضئيلا في تحسين السيطرة على الفساد في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا

IPC 2019: Afrique Subsaharienne

Tandis que les Seychelles sont aux prises avec des affaires de blanchiment d’argent, dimension qui n’est pas pris en compte dans le calcul de l’IPC , plusieurs lois anti-corruption, notamment une loi récente sur l’accès à l’information et une commission anti-corruption créée il y a peu, ont contribué à renforcer le cadre de la lutte contre la corruption dans le pays.

IPC 2019: Resumen Global

El Índice de Percepción de la Corrupción 2019 revela que una importante cantidad de países han hecho poco o ningún progreso contra la corrupción. Nuestro análisis sugiere que, para frenar la corrupción, es esencial reducir la influencia de los grandes capitales en la política y promover la inclusión en los procesos de toma de decisiones.

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