- Research Transparency International (TI), which publishes the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) and annually ranks countries “by their perceived levels of corruption, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys.” The CPI generally defines corruption as “the misuse of public power for private benefit.”
- Discuss your outlook on the CPI. Do you agree with TI’s assessment of the United States, India, and Somalia? Why or why not?
Week 3 Discussion: Corruption Perception Index
On an annual basis, Transparency International publishes an index since 1995 which is known as the Corruption Perception Index. Meanwhile, corruption is the practice of showing dishonesty or criminal offense that was committed by a person or organization as a whole after being in an official position to get illegal power or misuse its power for private gain. Every country implements some rules, regulations, and resources in an order to control and regulate crime and corruption. If the country’s public sector works towards the good and welfare of its citizens and the nation as a whole, then the corruption rate in the country will be reduced. According to the information published on Transparency International, the 2019 CPI that was published in January 2020 os currently falls in the 100 to 0 level out of 180 countries. Therefore, it has come to know that New Zealand, Finland, and Denmark are the least corrupt countries worldwide.
Now, coming to my opinion on this research, I feel that this research holds high importance. Through the statistics I found in the research, I came to know about the least corrupt countries across the world and the rate of least corrupt countries is growing constantly in international economic transparency. Moreover, I also came to know that Somalia has been one of the most corrupt countries since the year 2012 and got only 8 to 10 marks out of 100. Another most corrupt country is South Sudan because of the social and economic crisis which had an average score of 13 out of 100 in the year 2018 (Saisana & Saltelli, 2012). As a result, it can be said that corruption is destroying the country’s growth, hence it is crucial to pay for this research and statistics.
Saisana, M., & Saltelli, A. (2012). Corruption Perceptions Index 2012 Statistical Assessment. JRC scientific and policy reports. Retrieved on 22nd September 2022, from: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.872.1686&rep=rep1&type=pdf