The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, according to experts and business people.
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.”
The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, according to experts and businesspeople.
The 2022 CPI analyses the connection between conflict, security and corruption – taking an in-depth look at how violence and corruption impact one another around the world. This year's report will continue to compare levels of corruption over time, highlighting which countries have improved, regressed or stagnated.
For interview requests, please email the Transparency International Secretariat's press office ([email protected]).
Corruption has made our world a more dangerous place. As governments have collectively failed to make progress against it, they fuel the current rise in violence and conflict – and endanger people everywhere. The only way out is for states to do the hard work, rooting out corruption at all levels to ensure governments work for all people, not just an elite few.