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Bangladesh ranks 12th most corrupted country in world

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Published: 12:55, 31 January 2023   Update: 13:25, 31 January 2023
Bangladesh ranks 12th most corrupted country in world

Bangladesh ranked the 12th most corrupted country among the 180 countries scored in the Global Corruption Perception Index 2022 of Berlin-based Transparency International.

Declining one point from the previous year 2021 Bangladesh’s score is 25 out of 100 this year, which means corruption increased during the last year.

Dr Iftekharruzzaman, executive director of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), disclosed the information at a press conference held at MIDAS Convention Center in the capital’s Dhanmondi on Tuesday (January 31).

“As per the ‘Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2022’, Bangladesh’s position is very saddening. It stands 12th from the bottom and 147th from the above,” he said.

For the last decade, scores have remained almost same for Bangladesh. In the 2021 CPI index, Bangladesh also ranked 147th, whereas it ranked 146th in the 2020 index.

In the 2022 CPI index, Somalia ranked the first among the most corrupted countries with a score of 12, South Sudan and Syria jointly ranked the second with a score of 13 and Venezuela ranked the third with a score of 14.

Transparency International has been preparing the CPI report annually on 180 countries and territories around the world by their perceived levels of public sector corruption since 1995.