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Corruption Perceptions Index

2021 Rank

24/180

2021 Score

69/100

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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Illustration of money flows from a low-income country with high levels of corruption to an advanced economy

CPI 2021: Trouble at the top

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The 2021 CPI shows that top-scoring countries’ complacency has been detrimental not only to global anti-corruption efforts but also to their own affairs.