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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 Further analysis of the results indicates that countries with the least protection for press and non-governmental organisations NGOs also tend to have the worst rates of corruption.

Digging deeper into corruption, violence against journalists and active civil society. 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.

CPI results correlate not only with the attacks on press freedom and the reduction of space for civil society organisations. In fact, what is at stake is the very essence of democracy and freedom. Our first-hand experience working in more than countries around the world shows that activists and media are vital to combatting corruption.

As such, Transparency International calls on the global community to take the following actions to curb corruption:. For any press enquiries please contact press transparency. This year we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration. Yet while we celebrate the universality of human rights, at times powerful individuals try to abuse the principles that underpin the international human rights framework.

Two recent cases of two ex-presidents who have applied for political asylum to evade justice, and two countries who handled these requests in very different ways, highlight some of these abuses. Across the world, Transparency International chapters work hard to help the public become involved and engaged in the fight against corruption.

In Azerbaijan, critical voices are routinely suppressed. Join our campaign to urge authorities in Spain to investigate. Now is the Time to Act. Get the latest info and updates here! TI is calling on young people across the globe to join the anti-corruption movement.

People between the age of 18 and 35 are invited to submit a short video clip presenting their idea on new ways to fight corruption. For the majority of people living in rural Nepal, getting access to good medical facilities is difficult.

And it is also not easy to lodge complaints about poor health services at government hospitals. Here is how we have helped. This story is part of Real Lives, Real Stories, a series written by staff from our national chapters in the Asia Pacific region.

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Global Corruption Barometer Explore the results of the largest ever public opinion survey on corruption. The global average score is a paltry 43, indicating endemic corruption in a country's public sector. Top-scoring countries yellow in the map below are far outnumbered by orange and red countries where citizens face the tangible impact of corruption on a daily basis. The interplay of corruption and inequality also feeds populism.

When traditional politicians fail to tackle corruption, people grow cynical. Increasingly, people are turning to populist leaders who promise to break the cycle of corruption and privilege. Yet this is likely to exacerbate — rather than resolve — the tensions that fed the populist surge in the first place.

Read more about the linkages between corruption, inequality and populism. More countries declined than improved in this year's results, showing the urgent need for committed action to thwart corruption. The lower-ranked countries in our index are plagued by untrustworthy and badly functioning public institutions like the police and judiciary. Even where anti-corruption laws are on the books, in practice they're often skirted or ignored.

People frequently face situations of bribery and extortion , rely on basic services that have been undermined by the misappropriation of funds, and confront official indifference when seeking redress from authorities that are on the take.

Grand corruption thrives in such settings. Cases like Petrobras and Odebrecht in Brazil or the saga of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych in Ukraine show how collusion between businesses and politicians siphons off billions of dollars in revenue from national economies, benefitting the few at the expense of the many.

This kind of systemic grand corruption violates human rights, prevents sustainable development and fuels social exclusion. Higher-ranked countries tend to have higher degrees of press freedom, access to information about public expenditure, stronger standards of integrity for public officials, and independent judicial systems.

But high-scoring countries can't afford to be complacent, either. While the most obvious forms of corruption may not scar citizens' daily lives in all these places, the higher-ranked countries are not immune to closed-door deals, conflicts of interest , illicit finance , and patchy law enforcement that can distort public policy and exacerbate corruption at home and abroad.

Corruption hurts all countries, in every region of the world. Learn more about public sector corruption in your region below. But there is still a long way to go.

Poor performance can be attributed to unaccountable governments, lack of oversight, insecurity and shrinking space for civil society, pushing anti-corruption action to the margins in those countries. Europe and Central Asia: However, this does not mean that the region is immune from corruption. The stagnation also does not indicate that the fight against corruption has improved, but rather the opposite.

Middle East and North Africa: Despite the political changes that shook the Arab region six years ago, the hope for Arab countries to fight corruption and end impunity has not seen any progress yet.

This explains the sharp drop of most of Arab countries on the index — 90 percent of these have scored below 50, which is a failing grade. In Ghana, for example, voters voiced their dissatisfaction with the government's corruption record at the polls where, for the first time in Ghana's history, an incumbent president was voted out.

This has not changed the results. The source description document has also been updated to clarify the underlying questions asked by the CPI sources and how this data is used in the CPI calculations. For any press enquiries please contact press transparency. This year we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration. Yet while we celebrate the universality of human rights, at times powerful individuals try to abuse the principles that underpin the international human rights framework.

Two recent cases of two ex-presidents who have applied for political asylum to evade justice, and two countries who handled these requests in very different ways, highlight some of these abuses.

Across the world, Transparency International chapters work hard to help the public become involved and engaged in the fight against corruption. In Azerbaijan, critical voices are routinely suppressed.

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The CPIS collects information on the stock of cross-border holdings of equities and long- and short-term debt securities broken down by the economy of residence of the issuer. CPI results correlate not only with the attacks on press freedom and the reduction of space for civil society organisations.

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