TI Corruption Perceptions Index: Nepal’s position stagnant from last year

Representational sketch: Corruption/bribery
Representational sketch: Corruption/bribery

Kathmandu, January 25

Nepal did not improve its position in the annual Corruption Perceptions Index published by the global anti-corruption watchdog, Transparency International. Neither did Nepal worsen the situation.

Whereas the index revealed in January 2021 had shown Nepal in the 117th position among 180 countries, the position has remained the same this year too. Even the score of 33 also has not changed.

“This can be considered as the evidence that no progress has been made in corruption control,” the organisation’s Nepal chapter informs in a press statement today.

Nonetheless, the organisation has listed Nepal as a country that significantly improved in the past 10 years.

In November 2020, the organisation had made public its Global Corruption Barometer showing the ratio of people thinking that corruption is increasing in the country is 58 per cent, the highest in the Asian region. The government had officially refused to accept the report.

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