Pakistan’s global corruption index ranking has improved slightly for 2018. In the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index scoring, Pakistan has scored a point higher in comparison to its ranking back in 2017. This is as per the ranking by Transparency International Pakistan.
In 2017, Pakistan scored 32 out of 100 in the index, while in 2018 the score was 33 out of 100. The overall ranking of Pakistan is still the same.
180 countries are ranked on basis of public sector corruption by the Transparency International’s index.
The ranking is done by experts and leading businessmen on a scale of 0 to 100. 0 is a nation that is highly corrupt while 100 is the least corrupt country. Two-third of the world countries score was below 50 and the average score was 43.
Earlier New Zealand and Nordic countries ranked right at the top. US scored 71 in the corruption index out of 100.
It has been recommended by the Transparency International to the government to stand up for free media and support civil rights to create a civil society which keeps checks and balance on the spending of the government.
12 international organisations including the World Bank, African Development Bank and the World Economic Forum compiled the data to formulate the corruption index.