The Corruption Perception Index 2021 has been released by Transparency International on January 25th, 2022. The Corruption Perception Index offers an annual snapshot of the relative degree of corruption by ranking countries and territories from all over the globe.
The CPI ranks 180 countries and territories around the world by their perceived levels of public sector corruption. It is the most widely used corruption ranking in the world. The Corruption Perception Index uses a scale from 0 to 100. 100 is very clean and 0 is highly corrupt.
The ranking is built from a combination of at least 3 data sources from 13 different corruption surveys and evaluations, issued by reputable institutions, including the World Band and the World Economic Forum.
The Corruption Perception Index covers the following manifestation of public sector corruption:
It does not cover:
68% of countries score below 50 and the average global score remains static at 43 versus 2020 report. Since 2012, 25 countries significantly improved their scores, but in the same period 23 countries significantly declined.
The Corruption Perception Index is a key element of Cleversoft’s process to assess country risks. Our Country risk assessment rates countries with 3 risk levels: Low, Medium, and High. The corruption Perception Index is the pivot indicator of the assessment. It is mitigated positively or negatively by the following additional indicators:
Our Country risks list is used in:
Despite significant changes in 2021 linked to the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, our Country risks list remain unchanged, as CPI index changes do not impact countries in such a way that their risk level is changed. This means practically for you that your current country risks list remains valid. The below chart is a summary of the distribution of countries in the different levels of risk.
Country risk classification