Berlin-based Transparency International, a not-for-profit dedicated toward gauging global corruption and measuring the scale of transparency around the world has come out with its latest edition of its Corruption Perception Index, an yearly overview of all the countries on the planet.
And where the 2020 report, which has only recently come out, is concerned then it appears that it’s not all that jazzy or promising for India, the second-most populous country on the planet.
So why is it that? And just what does the 2020 edition say about India’s rank on Corruption Perception Index?
With an overall rank of 86, which seems to suggest that the country has clearly slipped in comparison to previous rankings, India’s rank on Corruption Perception Index poses more problems than it solves.
From not just the perspective of the country within its own domicile but also- and more importantly- from the perspective of the world’s image of India, this isn’t the most promising rank to have.
Make no mistake- there are also some surprises in the latest findings of the Corruption Perception Index, which has suggested that countries like China have fared better than before, which may seem surprising simply because the country steeped in endless instances of geopolitical aggression and dubious acts as a result of communism, is anything but integral from a worldwide view.
That being said, India must take cognizance of just what has come to light.
Surveying no fewer than 180 countries around the world, Transparency International has placed India on rank#86 on its latest Corruption Perception Index.
Now there’s also a wholesome view about the rank accorded to India.
Overall, the report also seems to suggest that 86 doesn’t seem to be that despicable a rank simply because 100, as a score for instance, belongs to countries that have a very clean track record of corruption.
That being said, in elaborating more on the finding of the survey, here’s what Indian Express had to offer:
India is still very low on corruption Index, the report said, noting that experts feel the CPI does not reflect the actual corruption level in any country. The integrity score determines the corruption situation of a country.
This year, New Zealand and Denmark were ranked at first position with scores of 88. Somalia and South Sudan were ranked lowest at 179th position with scores of 12.
The following bit, it must be said, puts light on the matter concerning India’s rank on Corruption Perception Index:
India’s rank is 86 out of 180 nations with a score of 40. “India was ranked at 80th position out of 180 countries in 2019. The CPI score for India is constant this year as well as the previous year’s score,” the index said.
That being said, you’d think despite reeling under ongoing economic problems and an ever-growing population that India fares extremely competitively where it comes to fostering a culture of entrepreneurship, it may certainly want to do better.
More importantly, in this tech-enabled age of the 21st century where much of the world has its sights on India, as among the strongest and fastest-growing economies in Asia, the nation would definitely desire putting a strong foot forward in matters pertaining to corruption.
But again, no ranking in this regard, it is clear tells the actual fate of any country regardless of shape or performance.