On 31 July 2016, Egypt’s Prime Minister announced that his country had significantly improved its rank on Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) and misstated the actual rank. The correct ranking of Egypt in 2015 is 88 out of 168, an improvement over 2014 when it ranked 94 out of 175.
A country's rank indicates its position relative to other countries included in the index and each year that number can change. Having more or less countries on the index can significantly alter a country’s ranking. The number of countries is determined by the sources of information used in the index. To be included in the CPI, a country must have at least three data sources.
What matters is the country’s score. In 2015, Egypt’s score dropped to 36 out of 100 from 37 in 2014. This puts Egypt at the lower end of the index indicating a significant problem with the perception of public sector corruption.
For more information on the Corruption Perceptions Index 2015 and its methodology: http://www.transparency.org/cpi2015
* This release was updated on 1 August 2016.
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