Kathmandu, January 31
Nepal improved its position slightly in the annual Corruption Perceptions Index published by the global anti-corruption watchdog, Transparency International.
Whereas the index revealed in January 2022 had shown Nepal in the 117th position among 180 countries, the latest index places Nepal in the 110th position. Position-wise, it is a seven-step leap, but the score has improved just slightly, to 34 from 33.
“Despite this slight improvement, Nepal is still in the category of the countries where corruption is prevalent,” the organisation’s Nepal chapter informs in a press statement today.
“Transparency International Nepal appeals to the concerned parties for addressing the conflict of interest, ending impunity, implementing laws and making controlling agencies more effective, thereby promoting good governance,” the statement reads, “If such efforts are meaningful, an improvement in the Corruption Perceptions Index can be expected in the future.”