Corruption Perception Index 2018 Report: Where does Pakistan stand?
*LAHORE – The Transparency International has revealed the Corruption Index Report 2018.*
*Pakistan has a slight improvement in the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index scoring just a point higher than in 2017 but remaining unchanged in the rankings.*
The* Transparency International* link on Tuesday released a *“Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2018”* report. The report stated that *Pakistan scored 33 out of 100* in the index – one point better than its score of *32 in 2017*. It’s overall ranking.
According to the report, more than *two-thirds* of countries score below *50 on this year’s CPI,* with an average score of just 43. The *US lost four points to score 71 out of 100,* sending the country tumbling out of the top 20 for the first time since 2011.
Since 2012, only *20 countries* have significantly improved their scores, including Argentina and Côte D’Ivoire, and 16 have significantly declined, including, *Australia, Chile and Malta.*
*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.
The highest scoring region is *Western Europe and the European Union,* with an average score of 66, while the lowest scoring regions are sub-Saharan Africa, with the average score 32, while Eastern Europe and Central Asia have the average score of 35.