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Corruption Perception Index 2017- India Ranks 81

Published on February 23, 2018
Corruption  Perception Index has been released by Berlin-based non-government organisation Transparency International (TI) and India is placed at 81st rank in it with 40 points.

The Corruption Perception Index 2017 also singled out India as one of the “worst offenders” in the Asia-Pacific region.
Corruption Perception Index 2017- India Ranks 81 

What is Corruption Perception Index 2017?

It is an index that ranks countries according to the extent of corruption prevailing in it. It was created in 1955 and ranked  180 countries on a scale of zero to 100, with zero indicating high levels of corruption and 100 indicating low levels.

Highlights of the Report

  • The report says the many countries in the world are in the clutches of wide-spread corruption. In Asian-pacific countries, journalists, activists, opposition leaders and even staff of law enforcement or watchdog agencies are threatened and murdered 
“Philippines, India and the Maldives are among the worst regional offenders in this respect. These countries score high for corruption and have fewer press freedoms and higher numbers of journalist deaths,” it added.
  • Despite attempts to combat corruption, most countries were moving too slowly with their effort. In the past six years, many countries have made little to no progress
  • This year, the index found that more than two-thirds of countries score below 50, with an average score of 43. 

Best and Worst Scorer

  • New Zealand and Denmark ranked highest with scores of 89 and 88 respectively. 
  • Syria, South Sudan and Somalia rank lowest with scores of 14, 12 and 9 respectively. 
  • The best performing region is Western Europe with an average score of 66. 
  • The worst performing regions are Sub-Saharan Africa (average score 32) and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (average score 34).

Expected Questions

What is India's rank in Corruption Perception Index 2017?
a. 90
b. 56
c. 81
d. 104

Which country has secured the highest points in Corruption Perception Index 2017?
a. Denmark
b. New Zealand
c. Switzerland
d. France

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