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Corruption Perceptions Index

2022 Rank

171/180

2022 Score

17/100

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.

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Protestors hold up their phones showing the word “democracy” In front of Bangkok’s democracy monument.

CPI 2020: Asia Pacific

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The Asia Pacific region struggles to combat corruption and tackle the profound health and economic impact of COVID-19.

CPI 2019: Asia Pacific

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A regional average of 45 on the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), after many consecutive years of an average score of 44, illustrates general stagnation across the Asia Pacific.…