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Transparency International’s CPI 2021 – India Ranks 85th

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India ranked 85 in global Corruption Perceptions IndexAccording to the 2021 edition of the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released by Berlin-based non-profit organisation Transparency International, India has ranked 85th on the index (CPI score: 40) that ranks 180 countries and territories based on their perceived levels of public sector corruption on a scale of zero to 100 (where 0 implies highly corrupt and 100 implies very clean).

  • India’s rank has slipped from 80th in 2019 to 86 in 2020.

About CPI: 

i.The index relies on 13 independent data sources and surveys on business executives.

ii.The CPI has been the leading global indicator of public sector corruption since its inception in 1995.


i.Denmark, Finland and New Zealand (Score: 88) have shared the 1st rank followed by Norway (Score: 85) in the 4th rank.

ii.Among the 180 counties, South Sudan has ranked last on the index with the CPI score of 11.

iii.Pakistan has ranked 140th out of 180 countries with a CPI of 28. In 2020, Pakistan has ranked 124 out of 180 countries with a CPI of 31.

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Key Points:

i.Around two-thirds (68%) of the countries have scored below 50 and the average score remains at 43.

ii.Since 2012, 25 countries have improved their score similarly in the same period 23 countries has significantly declined.

iii.The average score in the Asia-Pacific region is 45.

iv.In the Asia Pacific region, New Zealand (88), Singapore (85), and Hong Kong (76) topped the index and Cambodia (23), Afghanistan (16) and North Korea (16) are the bottom scorers.

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About Transparency International:

Transparency International is a global movement working in over 100 countries to end the injustice of corruption.
CEO– Daniel Eriksson
Headquarters– Berlin, Germany