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Nepal shows slight improvement in CPI, ranked 108th position with score of 35

2024 Jan 30, 16:51,

Nepal has been ranked 108th position in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) report launched by the Transparency International (TI), showing a slight improvement than in 2022.

In 2022, it was ranked in the 110th position with 34 scores.

In the assessment of 180 countries in the world, Denmark is in the first position with 90 scores indicating the lowest corruption followed by Finland in the second position, New Zealand in the third, Norway in the fourth and Singapore in the fifth. The consecutive rankings are held by Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxemburg.

Somalia is in the 180th rank indicating the highest corruption problems while Venezuela, Syria, South Sudan and Yemen. Nepal's two closest neighbours India ranked 93 with 39 scores and China in 76 with 42 scores.

The report was based on analysis of data from the World Bank, World Economic Forum and other organizations.

The index is calculated using data from 13 external sources.

According to TI, its 29th annual corruption perceptions assess how countries have responded to corruption over time, reviewing progress and failures over the last decade and beyond. It is specifically focused on how weakening justice systems contribute to a lack of accountability of public officials, thereby allowing corruption to thrive.

As the report states, over two-third countries' score is below 50 out of 100, strongly indicating that they have serious corruption problems. 

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