Ukraine was ranked 130th out of 168 countries in the 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index released by Transparency International, as the press service of the company reported. In 2014, the country was placed 142nd out of 175 positions in the ranking.
The country managed to improve its position thanks to creation of anti-corruption authorities and the movement for exposure of corrupt officials, as well as the growing level of counterspeech against such officials.
“Such result was achieved due to public judgment of corrupt officials, establishment of anti-corruption bodies and emergence of the whistleblowers’ movement,” Transparency International said in the statement.
“Indicators of the present CPI index confirm that a driving force of changes in Ukraine are citizens: public organizations and journalists. They control officials, under their pressure of business against corrupt officials at the power come to court. But further the system resists, and are real very few people from corrupt officials receives fair punishment,” the executive director of Transparency International Ukraine Aleksey Chmara declared.
The three of leaders in the most known world anti-corruption rating of CPI of 2015 are Denmark, Finland and Sweden with 91, 90 and 89 points respectively. The most corrupted countries of the world are North Korea and Somalia with 8 points. Our “colleagues” on an anti-corruption index of 27 points is Iran, Cameroon, Nepal, Nicaragua and Paraguay. Russia took the 119th place in the rating.
Corruption Perceptions Index is based on independent surveys, where international financial and human rights experts, including the World Bank, Freedom House, World Economic Forum, Asian and African Banks etc. take part. The index is a rating from 0 (perceived to be highly corrupt) to 100 (perceived to be very clean).
The full survey can be read here.