23 January 2020
The 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index reveals that a majority of countries are showing little to no improvement in tackling corruption. More than two-thirds of countries score below 50 on the CPI, with an average score of just 43.
Transparency International’s research shows corruption is more pervasive in countries where big money can flow freely into electoral campaigns and where governments listen only to the voices of wealthy or well-connected individuals.
Reducing big money in politics and ensuring political decision-making is inclusive, are essential to curbing corruption.