Wednesday, 22, May, 2019

Uzbekistan ranks 158 out of 180 countries in Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index 2018, with a score of 23, up from 22 in 2017 and neighbors with Eritrea, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Cambodia.

The index, which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and businesspeople, uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. More than two-thirds of countries score below 50 on this year’s CPI, with an average score of just 43.  

It reveals that the continued failure of most countries to significantly control corruption is contributing to a crisis in democracy around the world. While there are exceptions, the data shows that despite some progress, most countries are failing to make serious inroads against corruption. 

The top countries are Denmark and New Zealand with scores of 88 and 87, respectively. The bottom countries are Somalia, Syria and South Sudan with scores of 10, 13 and 13, respectively. 

The countries of the former USSR in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2018:

Estonia - 73 points/18th place

Lithuania - 59/38

Latvia - 58/41

Georgia - 58/41

Belarus - 44/70

Armenia - 35/105

Moldova - 33/117

Ukraine - 32/120

Kazakhstan - 31/124

Kyrgyzstan - 29/132

Russia - 28/138

Azerbaijan - 25/152

Tajikistan - 25/152

Uzbekistan - 23/158

Turkmenistan - 20/161

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