India has been ranked 86th among 180 countries in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2020, released by Transparency International. This year, India’s rank has slipped six places compared to 2019, when it was ranked at 80th spot. The CPI score for India in 2020 is 40. India is sharing its position jointly with Burkina Faso, Morocco, East Timor, Trinidad and Tobago and Turkey.
New Zealand and Denmark have jointly secured the first position with scores of 88.
Somalia and South Sudan rank lowest at 179th position with scores of 12.
The CPI index ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and business people. The index uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Transparency International Headquarters location: Berlin, Germany.
- Transparency International Chairperson: Delia Ferreira Rubio.
- Transparency International Founded: 4 May 1993.