India Slips Two Places On Global Corruption Perception Index
According to the latest CPI report released on 23rd January, it has been revealed that India has slipped down two positions, from 78 to 80, in the Corruption Perceptions Index.
This decline in the control of corruption is because of the unfair and opaque political financing and has resulted in the stagnation of the government. The report was released by Transparency International during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
The countries are ranked on a scale of zero to 100, where zero is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. India has been given a score of 41, with over two-thirds of countries score below 50. The average for this year’s CPI report was just 43 which reveals that like the previous year’s result, this time also, most of the countries find it difficult to cope up with the corruption problem.
CPI carried out 13 surveys on 180 countries and territories, giving each a score from zero (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). Countries like New Zealand and Denmark topped the list with a score of 87 and were found to be the least corrupt.