Global Corruption Perceptions Index 2017 – Ghana’s Position Will Shock You

This year’s Corruption Perceptions Index highlights that the majority of countries are making little or no progress in ending corruption, while further analysis shows journalists and activists in corrupt countries risking their lives every day in an effort to speak out.

The index, which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and businesspeople, uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean.

This year, the index found that more than two-thirds of countries score below 50, with an average score of 43.

Unfortunately, compared to recent years, this poor performance is nothing new.

This year, New Zealand and Denmark rank highest with scores of 89 and 88 respectively.

Syria, South Sudan and Somalia rank lowest with scores of 14, 12 and 9 respectively.

The best performing region is Western Europe with an average score of 66.

The worst performing regions are Sub-Saharan Africa (average score 32) and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (average score 34).

Important mentions:

🇳🇬Nigeria 148
🇬🇭Ghana 81
🇰🇪Kenya 143
🇿🇼Zimbabwe 157
🇿🇦S-Africa 71
🇹🇿Tanzania 103
🇮🇳India 81
🇵🇰Pakistan 117
🇨🇳China 77
🇧🇷Brazil 96
🇵🇹Portugal 29
🇲🇽Mexico 143


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