Kyrgyzstan improved its position and took 135th place among 180 countries in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2017. The international organization Transparency International reported.
The index covers 180 countries and territories. It measures the level of perception of corruption in the public sector of a country and is a composite index based on survey data.
The number of points received by a country reflects the level of perception of corruption in the public sector on a scale of 0 to 100 points, where zero means that the level of corruption in the public sector is considered to be very high and 100 - is extremely low.
In the Corruption Perception Index 2017, Kyrgyzstan scored 29 points and took the 135th place. At the end of 2016, the republic had 28 points and took the 136th place.
Russia, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Laos, Mexico, Papua New Guinea and Paraguay share the same position with Kyrgyzstan.
As for the neighbors of Kyrgyzstan, the best indicators in the index have China (41 points, 77th place) and Kazakhstan (31 points, 132nd place). Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan have worse indicators (both received 22 points and took 157th place), as well as Tajikistan (21 points, 161st).
Those countries that scored less than the average (43) points are states that have no institutions that can guarantee security of corruption.Director of the Russian branch of Transparency International Anton Pominov
Director of the Russian branch of Transparency International Anton Pominov
The leaders of the ranking are New Zealand (89 points) and Denmark (88 points). Finland, Norway and Switzerland, which received 85 points each, share the 3rd place.
The group of leaders has not undergone changes. The same is about the outsiders of the index - South Sudan (12 points) and Somalia (9 points).