31/01/2023: Out now: Corruption Perceptions Index 2022

Today, Transparency International released the latest results of our annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). The index ranks 180 countries and territories around the world by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, scoring on a scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).

A blue map of the world against dark background with symbols of conflict, oppression, corruption, justice and people power

 

The 2022 CPI shows that most countries are failing to stop corruption.

 

The global average remains unchanged for over a decade at just 43. More than two-thirds of countries score below 50, while 26 countries have fallen to their lowest scores yet. Despite concerted efforts and hard-won gains by some, 155 countries have made no significant progress – or declined.

 

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We found corruption has been both a key cause and result of the deterioration in global peace over the last 15 years.

 

Corruption undermines governments' ability to protect people and erodes public trust, provoking more and harder to control security threats. On the other hand, conflict creates opportunities for corruption and subverts governments' efforts to stop it.

 

Even countries with high CPI scores play a role in the threats that corruption poses to global security. For decades, they have welcomed dirty money from abroad, allowing kleptocrats to increase their wealth, power and destructive geopolitical ambitions.

 

Our world is urgently in need of action. Political leaders must make it a priority to tackle corruption. Transparency International is calling on governments to step up their anti-corruption efforts to create a safer world.

 

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