Transparency International: Ukraine’s corruption rating rose higher than Russia’s

Source : 112 Ukraine

At the same time, the dynamics of growths slowed down
08:06, 22 February 2018

Transparency International Ukraine

Ukraine took 130th place out of 180 in the Transparency International rating on Corruption Perception Index (CPI) for 2017. This can be seen in the results of organization’s study, published on Wednesday.

It is noted that in 2017, Ukraine received 30 out of 100 points in the Corruption Perception Index, an annual study by Transparency International, ranking 130th out of 180 countries. It is one point and one place up from last year (29 points, rank 131 out of 176 countries). When it comes to the dynamics, though, last year’s results are not as good as in 2016 (2 points of growth vs. 1 point).

It is noted that Ukraine received 30 points out of 100 possible. This is 1 point more and 1 position higher than last year (29 points, 131st place out of 176 countries). But in the dynamics of last year's results are lower (1 point against 2) than in 2016.

“In the 2017 CPI, it was the first time since 2010 Ukraine beat Russia (29 points), which did not improve its rank over last year. The results of other neighboring countries are still higher than Ukraine’s: Poland – 60 points, Slovakia – 50, Romania – 48, Hungary – 45, Belarus – 44, Moldova – 31,” the report says.

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As it was reported earlier Ukraine rose from 7th to 1st place in business corruption rating within 2 years. This was stated in the data of the international research conducted and published by Ernst&Young in April 2017. Research covers 41 countries (Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA).

According to the results, 51% of all respondents still believe that corruption is widespread in business in their country, 77% of board members or senior executives say they can justify unethical behavior to help businesses survive.

Ukraine tops the rating. 88% of respondents confirmed they are facing corruption in business. At the same time, two years ago, a similar research showed 80%.

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