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CPI 2019 Trouble At The Top

News • 23.01.2020

Top scoring countries on the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) like Denmark, Switzerland and Iceland are not immune to corruption. While the CPI shows these public sectors to be among the cleanest in the world, corruption still exists, particularly in cases of money laundering and other private sector corruption.

Building political integrity to stamp out corruption: Three steps to cleaner politics

News • 23.01.2020

Political integrity means exercising political power consistently in the public interest. However, defining exactly what constitutes the public interest is both difficult and contestable. At minimum, the public interest implies that decisions are taken independently of private interests and are not intended to simply sustain power holders’ own wealth or position.

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The CPI Explained

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.