Media advisory: Corruption Perceptions Index to launch on 21 February 2018

Issued by Transparency International Secretariat



New data explores impact of shrinking space for civil society and journalist freedoms on corruption  

Transparency International, the leading civil society organisation fighting corruption worldwide, will release its 23rd annual Corruption Perceptions Index on Wednesday, 21 February 2018 at 18:00 GMT (19:00 CET).

What: This year’s index ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption. Drawing on 13 surveys of businesspeople and expert assessments, our analysis looks at linkages between corruption, press freedom and the decline of civil liberties around the world.

Transparency International’s flagship publication, the Corruption Perceptions Index is the leading global indicator of public sector corruption, offering an annual snapshot of the relative degree of corruption by ranking countries from all over the globe.

Who: Global, regional and national spokespeople are available for interviews.

Where: The index will be released simultaneously in London, Berlin and from national chapters worldwide.

When: Embargoed results and supporting materials covering methodology, global and regional analysis will be available in advance of 21 February. Interviews may be arranged in Arabic, English, French, Russian and Spanish from the Transparency International Secretariat in Berlin. If you are a blogger or journalist and would like to receive an embargoed index and press release, please email press@transparency.org. Please include your name, outlet, and country in your request.

For more information about the index, visit: www.transparency.org/research/cpi/overview 


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