India 79th on Transparency International Index

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The Berlin-based corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI) has put India at rank 79 out of 176 countries in its latest Corruption Perception Index.

Over two-thirds of the 176 countries and territories in this year’s index fall below the midpoint of our scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).

The global average score is a paltry 43, indicating endemic corruption in a country’s public sector. Top-scoring countries (yellow in the map below) are far outnumbered by orange and red countries where citizens face the tangible impact of corruption on a daily basis.

There are no drastic changes in Europe and Central Asia in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2016, with only a few exceptions. However, this does not mean that the region is immune from corruption. The stagnation does not indicate that the fight against corruption has improved, but quite the opposite.

High-profile scandals associated with corruption, misuse of public funds or unethical behaviour by politicians in recent years has contributed to public discontent and mistrust of the political system.

Rank Countries (2016) Score
1 Denmark 90
1 New Zealand 90
3 Finland 89
4 Sweden 88
5 Switzerland 86
6 Norway 85
7 Singapore 84
8 Netherlands 83
9 Canada 82
10 Germany 81
10 Luxembourg 81
10 United Kingdom 81
13 Australia 79
14 Iceland 78
15 Belgium 77
15 Hong Kong 77
17 Austria 75
18 United States 74
19 Ireland 73
20 Japan 72
21 Uruguay 71
22 Estonia 70
23 France 69
24 Bahamas 66
24 Chile 66
24 United Arab Emirates 66
27 Bhutan 65
28 Israel 64
29 Poland 62
29 Portugal 62
31 Barbados 61
31 Qatar 61
31 Slovenia 61
31 Taiwan 61
35 Botswana 60
35 Saint Lucia 60
35 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 60
38 Cape Verde 59
38 Dominica 59
38 Lithuania 59
41 Brunei 58
41 Costa Rica 58
41 Spain 58
44 Georgia 57
44 Latvia 57
46 Grenada 56
47 Cyprus 55
47 Czech Republic 55
47 Malta 55
50 Mauritius 54
50 Rwanda 54
52 Korea (South) 53
53 Namibia 52
54 Slovakia 51
55 Croatia 49
55 Malaysia 49
57 Hungary 48
57 Jordan 48
57 Romania 48
60 Cuba 47
60 Italy 47
62 Sao Tome and Principe 46
62 Saudi Arabia 46
64 Montenegro 45
64 Oman 45
64 Senegal 45
64 South Africa 45
64 Suriname 45
69 Greece 44
70 Bahrain 43
70 Ghana 43
72 Burkina Faso 42
72 Serbia 42
72 Solomon Islands 42
75 Bulgaria 41
75 Kuwait 41
75 Tunisia 41
75 Turkey 41
79 Belarus 40
79 Brazil 40
79 China 40
79 India 40
83 Albania 39
83 Bosnia and Herzegovina 39
83 Jamaica 39
83 Lesotho 39
87 Mongolia 38
87 Panama 38
87 Zambia 38
90 Colombia 37
90 Indonesia 37
90 Liberia 37
90 Morocco 37
90 The FYR of Macedonia 37
95 Argentina 36
95 Benin 36
95 El Salvador 36
95 Kosovo 36
95 Maldives 36
95 Sri Lanka 36
101 Gabon 35
101 Niger 35
101 Peru 35
101 Philippines 35
101 Thailand 35
101 Timor-Leste 35
101 Trinidad and Tobago 35
108 Algeria 34
108 Côte d´Ivoire 34
108 Egypt 34
108 Ethiopia 34
108 Guyana 34
113 Armenia 33
113 Bolivia 33
113 Vietnam 33
116 Mali 32
116 Pakistan 32
116 Tanzania 32
116 Togo 32
120 Dominican Republic 31
120 Ecuador 31
120 Malawi 31
123 Azerbaijan 30
123 Djibouti 30
123 Honduras 30
123 Laos 30
123 Mexico 30
123 Moldova 30
123 Paraguay 30
123 Sierra Leone 30
131 Iran 29
131 Kazakhstan 29
131 Nepal 29
131 Russia 29
131 Ukraine 29
136 Guatemala 28
136 Kyrgyzstan 28
136 Lebanon 28
136 Myanmar 28
136 Nigeria 28
136 Papua New Guinea 28
142 Guinea 27
142 Mauritania 27
142 Mozambique 27
145 Bangladesh 26
145 Cameroon 26
145 Gambia 26
145 Kenya 26
145 Madagascar 26
145 Nicaragua 26
151 Tajikistan 25
151 Uganda 25
153 Comoros 24
154 Turkmenistan 22
154 Zimbabwe 22
156 Cambodia 21
156 Democratic Republic of Congo 21
156 Uzbekistan 21
159 Burundi 20
159 Central African Republic 20
159 Chad 20
159 Haiti 20
159 Republic of Congo 20
164 Angola 18
164 Eritrea 18
166 Iraq 17
166 Venezuela 17
168 Guinea-Bissau 16
169 Afghanistan 15
170 Libya 14
170 Sudan 14
170 Yemen 14
173 Syria 13
174 Korea (North) 12
175 South Sudan 11
176 Somalia 10

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