India slips two places on global corruption perception index

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News: India’s ranking has slipped from 78 to 80 compared to 2018 in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI-2019) released by Transparency International 

Facts:

About the Corruption Perceptions Index

  •  It ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, according to experts and business people.
  • It uses a scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean)

Key takeaways from Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI-2019)

  • The global average score for 2019 is 43
  • The top-ranked countries are New Zealand and Denmark, with scores of 87 each, followed by Finland and Singapore

 The countries ranked at the bottom of the list are Somalia, South Sudan and Syria