Bangladesh improves in Corruption Index...

Bangladesh improves in Corruption Index

 News Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:44 PM, 25 January 2022   Updated: 03:07 PM, 25 January 2022

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Bangladesh has ranked 13th in the list of “most corrupt” countries out of 180 countries in the world. Last year, Bangladesh was ranked 12th. Although the rank is 13th this year, the score is 26 points, equal to last year, reports Transparency International (TI). 

The Berlin-based anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI) has published a report on the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI).

Bangladesh ranks 147th in this index — the index based on ascending order (from good to bad) considering the situation of 180 countries and regions of the world in 2021.

On the contrary, Bangladesh ranks 13th in the list of “most corrupt” countries in terms of ranking in descending (from bad to good) order.

Among the South Asian countries, Bhutan has ranked in the best position. Bangladesh has ranked “second from the bottom”. “Bangladesh’s position is still disappointing,” Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) said.  

The TIB report cites “abuse of power, lack of justice, lack of expression and accountability” as the main reasons behind corruption. The picture of corruption has not changed this year.

Denmark, Finland and New Zealand are among the least corrupt countries in the world.

Dr. Iftekharuzzaman, TIB executive director, commented that this position in Bangladesh is very disappointing. “In the case of Bangladesh, the index has been based on the results of 8 surveys,” he said.    

Bangladesh was listed in the TI report as the most corrupt country in the world for 5 consecutive years from 2001 to 2005. Later, the situation in Bangladesh gradually started to improve.

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