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India's Rating Improved in Global Corruption Index 2014
Dec 06, 2014

According to a report released by Transparency International India (TII), India has showed some improvement in addressing corruption this year, ranking 85th among 175 countries as against 94th last year. In India's neighbourhood, China moved to 100th place, down from 80th last year, while Pakistan and Nepal were at 126th position. Bangladesh was 145th and Bhutan 30th in the ranking. Sri Lanka was ranked 85th with India. Afghanistan was at a bleak 172. Denmark retained its position as the least corrupt country in 2014 with a score of 92 while North Korea and Somalia shared the last place, scoring just 8 points.

According to the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) report, the CPI score for India increased by 2 points in 2014 from its 2013 score, helping India's rank move up to 85 in 2014 from 94 in 2013. India's score stood at 38 points as compared to 36 points last year. The improvement in CPI for India was driven primarily by two data sources—from the World Economic Forum (WEF) and World Justice Project's (WJP) index.

A score increase on WEF suggested businesses in India were viewing the environment favourably with regards to their perception of corruption and bribery in the country. The WJP score also went up reflecting the perceptions of public sector corruption coming down slightly in India.

The report noted that in terms of the new government, the CPI possibly captured the anti-corruption mandate on which the new government was elected and the possibility of some new reforms in this area. However, the data used for CPI mostly was collected prior to the change of government and therefore this will not reflect directly into any of the CPI sources.

To calculate India's position this year, 9 out of 12 independent data sources specialising in governance and business climate analysis were also used. These included Bertelsmann Foundation, World Bank and World Economic Forum. They helped in measuring perceptions of corruption in public sector and cross country comparability.


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