The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, according to experts and businesspeople.
The 2021 CPI highlights the connection between corruption, democracy and human rights – from the lowest-scoring countries through to advanced economies.
For the first time, the CPI will also offer a comprehensive look at a decade of corruption, revealing which countries have improved, regressed or stagnated over the last 10 years.
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Human rights are not simply a nice-to-have in the fight against corruption. Authoritarian approaches destroy independent checks and balances and make anti-corruption efforts dependent on the whims of an elite. Ensuring people can speak freely and work collectively to hold power to account is the only sustainable route to a corruption-free society.