Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2017

  • India is ranked 81/180
  • Index released by NGO Transparency International
  • India has dropped by two ranks from 79th slot in CPI 2016.
  • CPI ranks countries on a scale of zero (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean) based on their perceived levels of corruption in the public sector.
  • The index is compiled by using data of World Bank, World Economic Forum (WEF) and other institutions.
  • New Zealand is ranked 1
  • Points about India:
    • CPI characterised India as among worst regional offenders in Asia Pacific region on grounds of journalists, activists, opposition leaders and even staff of law enforcement or watchdog agencies being threatened or even murdered

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