India Ranks 93 In 2023 Corruption Perceptions Index

India fell from 85th place in 2022 to 93rd place in 2023 on the Index.

India has ranked 93rd, falling from 85th place in 2022, on the list of the world’s most corrupt nations according to the 2023 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), released by Transparency International on January 30.

According to the index, most of the countries faced difficulty in controlling corruption in the public sector. For the twelfth year in a row, the average global CPI remained at 43, with more than two-thirds of countries scoring worse than 50. The CPI ranked 180 countries from zero (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean) based on assumed levels of public sector corruption.

India’s rank in Global Corruption Index

India Ranks 93 In 2023 Corruption Perceptions Index (TOI)
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The Transparency International report stated that India received a score of 39 and was placed at 93rd on the corruption perceptions index for 2023. However , the country’s its overall score remained essentially unchanged since 2022 when it was ranked 85 with a score of 40. The survey also stated that India’s neighbours Pakistan, with a score of 29, and Sri Lanka, with a score of 34, struggled with debt loads and the consequent political unrest.

Most corrupt countries

The countries with the highest scores on the 2023 Corruption Perceptions Index were Somalia (11), Venezuela (13), Syria (13), South Sudan (13), and Yemen (16).”They are all affected by protracted crises, mostly armed conflicts,” according to the report. North Korea is also one of the most corrupt nations, scoring 172.

Least corrupt countries

Denmark’s “well-functioning justice systems” allowed it to top the list for the sixth year in a row with a score of 90, according to the report. Second and third place went to Finland (87) and New Zealand (85) respectively.

These were followed by Norway (84), Singapore (83), Sweden (82), Switzerland (82), the Netherlands (79), Germany (78), and Luxembourg (78).

Views on corruption in the public sector served as the foundation for the 2023 Corruption Perceptions Index. It used information from 13 external sources, including research tanks, the World Bank, the World Economic Forum, and commercial risk and advisory firms.