TI 2022 Corruption Perceptions Index shows ‘scant progress’

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Around the world, countries attempting to address their corruption issues are not making much progress, while countries failing to address corruption are worsening the problem, according to nonprofit organization Transparency International (TI).

The 2022 edition of TI’s annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), released Tuesday, ranked 180 countries and territories by how the public perceives their levels of corruption, using a scale of zero (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). According to the 2022 report, the global average—at a score of 43 out of a possible 100 points—remained unchanged for the 11th year in a row. More than two-thirds of countries (68 percent) scored below 50.

“This year’s [CPI] reveals that 124 countries have stagnant corruption levels, while the number of countries in decline is increasing,” TI stated in a news release. “… Since 2012, 25 countries significantly improved their scores, but in the same period 31 countries significantly declined.”

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