Current Affairs PDF

India ranks 93 in Corruption Perceptions Index 2023; Denmark Tops

AffairsCloud YouTube Channel - Click Here

AffairsCloud APP Click Here

India ranks 93 out of 180 countries in corruption perceptions index 2023The Transparency International released its 2023 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) in which India ranked 93 out of 180 countries with an overall score of 39. India’s score was 40 in 2022 with 85th rank.

  • The CPI 2023 was topped by Denmark with a score of 90. It is followed by Finland with a score of 87 and New Zealand with a score of 85.
  • India’s score and Rank is shared by Kazakhstan, Lesotho, and Maldives.

RankCountry Score
3New Zealand85
93India, Kazakhstan, Lesotho, and Maldives39


The index ranks 180 countries and territories based on perceived public sector corruption, using a 0 to 100 scale, where a score of 0 signifies high corruption and 100 denotes a clean environment.

Key Points:

i.71% of Asia-Pacific countries has CPI scores below the regional and global averages of 45 and 43, respectively.

  • It should be noted that the global average for CPI remained stagnant at 43 for the twelfth consecutive year.

ii.Weak scores indicate elected officials’ failure in anti-corruption efforts, crackdowns on civil society, and attacks on press freedoms.

iii.Countries at the bottom of the index are Somalia (11), Venezuela (13)(Rank 177), Syria (13)(Rank 177) and South Sudan (13)(Rank 177).

  • These countries are affected by protracted crises, primarily armed conflicts.

iv.Globally, most countries showing no progress or experiencing declines in the last decade i.e. remained stagnant.

v.India’s neighbors Afghanistan and Myanmar scored 20, China scored 42, Japan scored 73, Bangladesh scored 24, Pakistan scored 29, and Sri Lanka scored 34.

vi.Eight countries that witnessed improvements in their Corruption Perceptions Index scores are Ireland (77), South Korea (63), Armenia (47), Vietnam (41), the Maldives (39), Moldova (42), Angola (33), and Uzbekistan (33).

Click Here for Official Report

Recent Related News:

i.According to the 8th edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Countries Rankings 2023, India improved its ranking by one spot to claim 30th rank in 2023 with overall score of 40.8. India was ranked 31 out of 85 in 2022. The list is topped by Switzerland.

ii.According to the 2023 Digital Quality of Life(DQL) Index, the 5th edition of the annual DQL Index by Surfshark Limited, India has raised to 52nd rank with a ranking index of 0.5154 from 59th rank in 2022. The Index featuring 121 countries is topped by France with a ranking index of 0.7902 followed by Finland, Denmark, Germany and Luxembourg.

About Transparency International:
It is a global coalition against corruption.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Daniel Eriksson
Headquarters– Berlin, Germany