Belarus Improves its Corruption Perception Index
On January 25, 2017, the Corruption Perception Index 2016 was published by Transparency International, a global coalition against corruption.
To create the ranking, researchers use a number of different data sources to compile the index that demonstrates how corrupt the public sector is in 176 countries. The sources include perceptions of business people and experts on each of the country or territory.
This year's results show the connection between corruption and inequality that create a circle between corruption, unequal distribution of power in society, and unequal distribution of wealth.
According to the report, no country gets close to a perfect score and roughly two thirds of 176 countries are below the midpoint of the scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).
Denmark and New Zealand top the list being perceived as the least corrupt places in the world followed by Finland, Sweden, and Switzerland occupying third, fourth, and fifth places, respectively.
With its score of 40 points of CPI2016, Belarus is ranked as # 79 together with Brazil, China, and India. Belarus is multiplying its effectiveness in fighting corruption in quantum leaps, going up 28 positions since 2015 (#107) and forty positions since 2014 (#119). Comparing to its neighbors, Belarus is doing better than both Russia and Ukraine occupying 131st place, still lagging behind Poland (# 29), Lithuania (# 38), and Latvia (#44).
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