Nepal ranks 108th Corruption Perception Index
KATHMANDU: Nepal has secured the 108th position with 35 points among 180 countries and territories in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) by Transparency International.
The annual report, a key publication of the global anti-corruption group based in Berlin, revealed a modest improvement for Nepal, marking a two-position climb from its 110th rank in 2022.
Denmark claims the top spot in the CPI 2023 with an impressive 90 points, followed closely by Finland with 87 points and New Zealand with 85 points.
On the other end of the spectrum, Somalia, Venezuela, and Syria find themselves at the bottom of the list, scoring 11, 13, and 13 points, respectively, signifying nations grappling with the highest levels of corruption.
Since its establishment in 1995, the Corruption Perceptions Index has become a globally recognized indicator of public sector corruption.
The evaluation of 180 countries and territories relies on perceptions of corruption, drawing data from 13 reputable sources such as the World Bank, World Economic Forum, private risk and consulting firms, think tanks, and others. The scores reflect expert and business perspectives rather than public opinions.
Utilizing a scale from zero to 100, where zero represents the highest corruption level and 100 the least corrupt, Transparency International positions countries accordingly. A score below 50 indicates a relatively higher level of corruption in a country, according to the organization.