Nepal ranks 124 in Corruption Perception Index, 2 places more corrupt than last year

On a survey of the Transparency International’s  Corruption Perception Index, 2018, released today, Nepal ranked 124 out of 180 scoring 31 points in the CPI 2018. Last year Nepal was in the position of 122 – 2 step loss compared with 2017’s ranking, though the score was the same.

The rate of corruption is indifferent owing to “poor health of democracy” in Nepal as cross analysis with global democracy data shows. “Full democracies score an average of 75 on the CPI; flawed democracies score an average of 49; hybrid regimes – which show elements of autocratic tendencies – score 35; autocratic regimes perform worst, with an average score of just 30 on the CPI”

The  2018 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) by Transparency International  measures the corruption rate in the public sectors in 180 countries and territories on the base of 13 surveys and expert assessments, giving each a score from 0 (highly corrupt) and 100 (very clean).

In the survey report of the CPI 2018, more than two third of the countries score below 50 with an average score of 43 only. Denmark and New Zealand top the Index with 88 and 87 points, respectively. Somalia, South Sudan, and Syria are at the bottom of the index, with 10, 13 and 13 points respectively. Similarly, in south Asia, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Afghanistan ranked 25, 78, 89,117,124,149 and 172, respectively.

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