According to the latest report released by Transparency International, India ranks 93rd on the world corruption index with an overall score of 39. Last year, India’s overall score was 40, which helped them secure an 85 rank. Denmark, with an overall score of 90, once again tops the list, followed by Finland, New Zealand, and Norway, with scores of 87,85 and 84, respectively.
Singapore secured fifth position in the index and is the best-performing Asian country, scoring 83. According to the report, Pakistan (score of 29) and Sri Lanka (score of 34) struggled with their respective debt loads and the resulting political unrest.
Western Europe and the European Union remained the top-scoring regions; their regional average score dropped to 65 this year because checks and balances weakened and political integrity eroded in the area.
The report is based on opinions on corruption in the public sector. The 2023 Corruption Perceptions Index incorporated information from 13 outside sources, such as the World Bank, World Economic Forum, think tanks, and private risk and consulting firms.
With the lowest score of 11, Somalia secured 180 rank and is at the bottom of the table. Myanmar and Afghanistan face instability in their internal governance, which impacts their performance and pushes them to the lowest of 162.
What is Transparency International?
It is a global movement working in over 100 countries to end the injustice of corruption. They focus on issues with the most significant impact on people’s lives and hold the powerful to account for the common good. Through advocacy, campaigning and research, they work to expose the systems and networks that enable corruption to thrive, demanding greater transparency and integrity in all areas of public life.
Most corrupt states in India
According to the latest report by National Crime Record Bureau 2023, Rajasthan and Maharashtra topped the list of most corrupt states in India and made a hat trick. Both the states are followed by Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Jammu and Kashmir are at the top of the list among the Union and Territories of India.