Global public sector corruption ranking to be launched this week

By on 25/01/2016
The Corruption Perceptions Index 2014 covered 175 countries worldwide

Transparency International’s latest Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) will be launched in London on Wednesday.

The annual index, which ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys, has been published since 1995.

Read more: How Is Corruption Measured And Eliminated?

The CPI uses a scale from 0 – highly corrupt – to 100 – very clean.

Last year, Denmark was ranked as the least corrupt country, followed by New Zealand in second and Finland in third place.

The most corrupt countries were Somalia and North Korea, which both came in 174th place and followed Sudan.

The 2015 CPI launch will take place at Plaisterer’s Hall in east London at 18:00 GMT.

The event, sponsored by EY, will kick off with a presentation by TI UK’s executive director Dr Robert Barrington, which will be followed by a panel discussion.

Read more: OECD calls on Lithuania to make government more open

The panel, which will be moderated by Edward Lucas – a journalist for the Economist, will include: Cobus de Swardt, managing director at TI; David Stulb, global leader, fraud investigation & dispute services at EY; David Green, director of the UK Serious Fraud Office; and Carine Smith Ihenacho, global chief compliance officer at energy company Statoil.

To register your place, e-mail your name, company and job title to Mark Williamson at FIDS.UKI@uk.ey.com.

 

See also: 

How Is Corruption Measured And Eliminated?
OECD calls on Lithuania to make government more open
Nigeria’s top officials are warned over corruption, again
Interview: Iain Rennie, state services commissioner, New Zealand

About Winnie Agbonlahor

Winnie is news editor of Global Government Forum. She previously reported for Civil Service World - the trade magazine for senior UK government officials. Originally from Germany, Winnie first came to the UK in 2006 to study a BA in Journalism & Russian at the University of Sheffield. She is bilingual in English and German, and, after spending an academic year abroad in Russia and reporting for the Moscow Times, Winnie also speaks Russian fluently.

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