This year, Ukraine has occupied 131st place in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) ranking, published by the international non-governmental organization Transparency International. The rating includes 176 countries. Last year, Ukraine ranked 130th position out of 168 countries.
The CPI rating reflects perception of corruption on a scale from 100 – no corruption to 0 – strong corruption. Average world score is 43 points. For countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, to which Ukraine belongs, this rate is 34. It is worthwhile noting that among this group of countries, the best situation is in Georgia, which scored 55 points and ranked 44th position.
Ukraine scored 29 points in the CPI 2016. In 2015 this rate was 27. Thus, Ukraine showed slight improvement of Index value. Experts of the organization believe that this occurred due to introduction of an electronic declaration system, allowing Ukrainians track fortune of politicians and civil servants, including the President.
Source: Transparency International