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Dataset | 27 April 2021

Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI)

This year’s Corruption Perceptions Index highlights that the majority of countries are making little or no progress in ending corruption; while further analysis shows journalists and activists in corrupt countries risking their lives every day in an effort to speak out.

The index; which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and businesspeople; uses a scale of 0 to 100; where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. This year; the index found that more than two-thirds of countries score below 50; with an average score of 43. Unfortunately; compared to recent years; this poor performance is nothing new.

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