ILLUSTRATION: Underhand deals

Botswana is ranked 34th least corrupt country out of 180 countries according to Transparency International (TI) Corruption Perception Index released on Tuesday this week.

The survey, named Corruption Perception Index (CPI) ranks countries by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and business people uses a scale of zero to 100, where zero is highly corrupt and 100 very clean.

And according to fresh information provided by the ranking agency for 2018, Botswana scored 61 out of 100.

This is the same score that the country recorded in the 2017 index, with rankings also remaining unchanged at 34 out of 180 countries.

The study indicates that more than two-thirds of countries score below 50, with an average score of 43.

The same survey has found out that Western Europe and the European Union are the highest scoring regions with an average score of 66, while the lowest scoring region is Sub-Saharan Africa with an average score of 32.

Somalia is considered the most corrupt country according to the CPI, scoring a paltry 10 out of 100.

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cheerful

No one gets a PERFECT score but it is about how a country goes about dealing with it

cheerful

“This year’s Corruption Perceptions Index reveals that the continued failure of most countries to significantly control corruption is contributing to a crisis in DEMOCRACY around the world.

Corruption chips away at democracy to produce a vicious cycle, where corruption undermines democratic institutions and, in turn, weak institutions are less able to control corruption”

cheerful

“113 countres have seen a decline in their democracy scores
When we speak about Democracy we mean
– FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS
-STRONG AND INDEPENDENT INSTITUTIONS
-POLITICAL RIGHTS – LIKE THE RIGHT TO PROTEST
– CIVIL RIGHTS – LIKE THE ACCESS TO A FAIR TRIAN

cheerful

“113 countres have seen a decline in their democracy scores
When we speak about Democracy we mean
– FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS
-STRONG AND INDEPENDENT INSTITUTIONS
-POLITICAL RIGHTS – LIKE THE RIGHT TO PROTEST
– CIVIL RIGHTS – LIKE THE ACCESS TO A FAIR TRIAL”