Transparency International published today their annual Corruption Perceptions Index. Norway maintains its ranking as the fourth least corrupt country in the world.
The index's first 5 countries are the following:
- New Zealand
Transparency International describes the development in the index as follows:
"The 2022 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) shows that most countries are failing to stop corruption."
In addition, the following is highlighted:
"The global average remains unchanged for over a decade at just 43 out of 100. More than two-thirds of countries score below 50, while 26 countries have fallen to their lowest scores yet. Despite concerted efforts and hard -won gains by some, 155 countries have made no significant progress against corruption or have declined since 2012."
Fighting corruption requires targeted and dedicated work.