Ukraine shares 131st position in Corruption Perceptions Index

International organization Transparency International has released its annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) of 176 countries. Ukraine shares 131st position with Russia, Iran, Nepal and Kazakhstan.

Today “Corruption Perceptions Index 2016” (Corruption Perceptions Index 2016) has been released by the the International Anti-Corruption Organization Transparency International, reports « Law and Business ».

The scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean) has been applied to evaluate the perception of corruption in the countries. Over two-thirds of the 176 countries in this year’s index fall below 50, while the global average score is 43.

The first place with an index of 90 is shared by Denmark and New Zealand. The United States ranks 18th, while Japan – 20. The last place takes Somalia with an index of 10. Ukraine, Russia, Iran, Nepal and Kazakhstan with an index of 29 rank 131 position. It should be noted that in 2014 the index rose by two points: in 2014 it was 27.

“Correlation of corruption and inequality contributes to populism. Traditional politicians cannot cope with corruption, so the citizens are losing their credibility. More and more often people support populist leaders who promise to break the vicious circle of corruption and privileges. However, this may lead to a deterioration of the situation rather than to resolving it. If the tension that maintain populist wave disappears, such leaders will lose their support”, it is stated in the report to the Corruption Perceptions Index.

The full rating “Corruption perceptions index 2016” of Transparency International is available on the link .

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