According to the results of 2020, Ukraine ranked 117th among 180 countries in the Corruption Perceptions Index, reports Transparency International Ukraine.
Ukraine has risen three points in the ranking and received 33 scores out of 100. In the ranking, our country is next to Nepal, Egypt, and Zambia. According to Transparency International, the current situation is better compared to 2019. At that time Ukraine shared 26-129th places with Djibouti, Azerbaijan, and Kyrgyzstan.
The Index leaders in 2020 are Denmark and New Zealand with 88 scores each. Somalia (12), South Sudan (12), and Syria (14) remain at the bottom of the list.
"First of all, our scores increased in 2020 due to the start of the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court’s work and the restart of the National Agency on Corruption Prevention. Also, the positive results last year were gained due to the anti-corruption changes introduced during the "turbo regime" of the Verkhovna Rada of the IX convocation, and the work of the previous government," said Andrii Borovyk, Chief Executive at Transparency International.
To improve the effectiveness of the fight against corruption, Transparency International Ukraine calls on the authorities to: introduce transparent and accountable management of public assets and guarantee the further development of the procurement sector; ensure the independence and capacity of the anti-corruption infrastructure; form a professional and independent judiciary.
Context. Transparency International Ukraine is an accredited representative of the global movement Transparency International that comprehensively approaches the changes development and implementation to reduce corruption.