Corruption Perception Index 2016: Russia‘declines’, Ukraine maintains the same position
Transparency International has released its annual Corruption Perception Index (CPI), evaluating the corruption level in different countries around the world. Perception of the corruption level from the perspective of business people and experts is the key assessment criterion.
The lower the country’s index, the higher is its corruption perception level.
As of 2016, Russia was ranked 131st among 176 countries, sharing this position with Ukraine and Kazakhstan.
Russia has dropped from 119th to 131st position compared to the CPI 2015 data. However, its expert scores haven’t actually changed (29 out of 100). It’s decline in rating has been conditioned by the fact that more countries have been assessed in it this year.
Similarly, there has been a decline in ratings of Azerbaijan (from 119 to 123), Armenia (from 95 to 113) and Turkey (from 66 to 75). However, their scores haven’t actually changed much since last year.
Ukraine’s scores and ranking have been almost the same (from 130 to 131).
Meanwhile, Georgia has improved its position in rating by 4 points (from 48 to 44), as well as received better scores (from 52 to 57).
Estonia is leading among the ‘corruption-free’ post-soviet countries. It has been ranked 22nd in the CPI.
Denmark and New Zealand have shared the top position in the CPI 2016, scored 90 points each; Finland has been ranked the second (89 points) and Sweden – the third (88 points).
Among the rating outsiders are: North Korea (12 points), South Sudan (11 points) and Somalia (10 points). The leaders and outsiders haven’t changed much as compared with 2015.