Thursday, 26 January 2017

CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX 2016 RELEASED - Check out Cameroon's position

A new report ‘the 2016 Corruption Perception Index’ was released by the global anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International Wednesday, January 24th 2017. Cameroon was ranked at position 145 out of 176 countries alongside Bangladesh, Kenya, Gambia, Madagascar and Nicaragua.

The most corrupt countries as ranked on the Corruption Perceptions Index 2016 are:
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • North Korea
  • Syria
  • Yemen
  • Sudan
  • Libya
  • Afghanistan
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Venezuela
The top 10 ranked nations perceived to be the least corrupt are:
  • Denmark
  • New Zealand
  • Finland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Norway
  • Singapore
  • Netherlands
  • Canada
  • Germany
The 2016 Corruption Perception Index said that the higher-ranked countries like Denmark, tend to have higher degrees of press freedom, access to information about public expenditure, stronger standards of integrity for public officials, and independent judicial systems.

But high-scoring countries can’t afford to be complacent, either. While the most obvious forms of corruption may not scar citizens’ daily lives in all these places, the higher-ranked countries are not immune to closed-door deals, conflicts of interest, illicit finance, and patchy law enforcement that can distort public policy and exacerbate corruption at home and abroad.

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