Monday, 03, August, 2020

Uzbekistan ranks 153rd out of 180 countries in Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index 2019, with a score of 25, up from 23 in 2018 and shares the rank with the Central African Republic, Cameroon, Comoros and Tajikistan.

In the Index it said that since 2012, Belarus (45), Kyrgyzstan (30) and Uzbekistan (25) have significantly improved on the CPI. However, these three post-Soviet states continue to experience state capture and a failure to preserve checks and balances. While Uzbekistan has loosened some media restrictions, it still remains one of the most authoritarian regimes worldwide.

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.  

The top spot is shared by Denmark and New Zealand on 87 score. The bottom countries are Syria, South Sudan and Somalia with scores of 13, 12 and 9, respectively. 

The countries of the former USSR in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2019:

Estonia - 73 score/18th place

Lithuania - 60/35

Latvia - 56/44

Georgia - 56/44

Belarus - 45/66

Armenia - 42/77

Kazakhstan - 34/113

Moldova - 32/120

Ukraine - 30/126

Azerbaijan - 30/126

Kyrgyzstan - 30/126

Russia - 28/137

Tajikistan - 25/153

Uzbekistan - 25/153

Turkmenistan - 19/165.

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