The Corruption Perception Index

Washington Post: The yearly Corruption Perceptions Index just came out. Who got the gold medal?

Curious about the world’s most — and least — corrupt countries? On Wednesday Transparency International (TI), a well-known NGO devoted to global anti-corruption, released its annual scorecard.

TI’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) shows the United States now sits in 16th place (of 180 territories), with a score of 75 out of 100. That’s a small improvement on the 2016 index in which the United States was 18th with a score of 74.

Yet barely a day seems to go by without new corruption allegations involving the Trump administration — including conflicts of interest among top officials and obstruction of justice claims against the president himself. How does that square with this latest CPI report?

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Update: Countries move too slowly against corruption, watchdog group says (CBC/AP)

WNU Editor: For more details on how corrupt your country is, go to Transparency International's website here .... Corruption Perceptions Index 2017.

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