Nepal ranks 122nd in corruption perception index
POKHARA: The Transparency International (TI) has released its corruption perception index report for the year 2017, placing Nepal in the 122nd position out of 180 countries.
At a news conference organized by the Civil Society of Good Governance, Kaski in Pokhara on Thursday, the TI Nepal said that Nepal was ranked 122nd in corruption perception index globally by improving its status against last year’s 131st.
The corruption perception index was prepared based on six measurements including politics, financial discipline, access to justice and others.
The corruption prevails high where security assurance to journalists and civil society organizations was poor, according to the survey carried out by six organizations including the World Bank Group, World Economic Forum, Global Insight, World Justice Project and others.
As per the report, New Zealand is in the top list with 89 marks followed Denmark with 88 marks. Likewise, Somalia is ranked the most corrupt country with nine marks.
In South Asia, Afghanistan is in the bottom with just 15 marks. Afghanistan is ranked in the 177th out of 180 nations.
Bangladesh is ranked 146th, Pakistan in 123rd, the Maldives in 118th, Sri Lank in 97th, India in 85th and Bhutan in 29th rank.
On the occasion, former Vice Chairman of TI Nepal Ananda Raj Mulmi said that the role of the civil society and the media was crucial in corruption control.