Corruption Perceptions Index 2017

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). The latest ranking has Nigeria in the 148th position out of 180. Nigeria scored 28 out 100, a figure lower than the average in the Sub-Sharan region. In 2016 rankings, Nigeria scored 27. In 2015, it scored 26. The year before that, it scored 25. In 2014, the country scored 27 and 25 in 2013. TI says, higher levels of corruption are common in countries where there is media and civil society repression.

“No activist or reporter should have to fear for their lives when speaking out against corruption. Given current crackdowns on both civil society and the media worldwide, we need to do more to protect those who speak up”
. Patricia Moreira, Managing Director, Transparency International Source / More: Transparency International oilandgasOil and Gas News Undiluted !!! “The squeaky wheel gets the oil” Report your news Follow us: @OilAndGasPress on Twitter | OilAndGasPress on Facebook ]]>

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