Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI)

This year’s Corruption Perceptions Index highlights that the majority of countries are making little or no progress in ending corruption; while further analysis shows journalists and activists in corrupt countries risking their lives every day in an effort to speak out.

The index; which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and businesspeople; uses a scale of 0 to 100; where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. This year; the index found that more than two-thirds of countries score below 50; with an average score of 43. Unfortunately; compared to recent years; this poor performance is nothing new.


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Additional Info

Dataset ID CPI
Data Frequency annual
Temporal Coverage Start 2012
Status Active
Spatial Coverage World
Mode Index
Data Type Index;statistical
Accessed On 2018-12-11
Category research data

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