January 23, 2020 | Investopaper
Transparency International Nepal has released the ‘Corruption Perception Index 2019’ on Thursday. The report suggests that Nepal has made a small improvement in its position. Out of the total 180 countries, Nepal lies in the 113th position.
In the subject of corruption, Nepal scored 34 out of a total of 100. In the year 2018, Nepal stood at 124th position with 31 points.
Denmark remained at the top with the lowest corruption. It scored 87 points in the ‘Corruption Perception Index 2019’.
Looking into the South Asian countries, Bhutan remains as the least corrupt country. Bhutan scored 68 points and stands at the 25th position. Likewise, China and India are at the same 80th position with a score of 41.
The index ranks 180 countries by their perceived level of public sector corruption according to experts and business people. It uses a scale between zero to hundred where zero is highly corrupt while 100 is very clean.