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Transparency International has been publishing an annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) since 1995.

Himalayan News Service

KATHMANDU: The country has in no uncertain terms gained for itself the dubious distinction of being one of the most corrupt countries in South Asia.

With a score of 2.3, Transparency International (TI) has placed Nepal 146th out of 178 countries that were surveyed and ranked in its Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). TI made public its annual report today from its headquarters in London and other countries simultaneously.

The report states political instability, lack of political will and ineffective anti-corruption initiatives are the major factors considered in the CPI’s ranking system.

Corruption in public offices, level of corruption, action against corruption and its output, government anti-corruption initiatives, administrative corruption, political corruption, bribing in import and export, and irregularities in contract awards have all contributed to making Nepal one of the most corrupt nations in the region.

Obtaining 5.7 score, Bhutan ranked comparatively less corrupt than India 3.3, Sri Lanka 3.2, Bangladesh 2.4 and Pakistan 2.3. With a score of 1.4 Afghanistan ranks the most corrupt nation in Asia. It occupies the 176th position out of 178 countries and Somalia is the most corrupt country in the world. Though Nepal is less corrupt than 35 countries, the level of corruption has been going up steadily. It ranked 143rd in 2009, 121st in 2008, 131st in 2007, 121st rank in 2006, 117th in 2005 and 90th in 2004.

“This is the result of lack of rule of law, breakdown of the constitution, dysfunctional House and an almost defunct government,” Shree Hari Aryal, general secretary of TI Nepal, said.

Bishnu Bahadur KC, Chairman of TI-Nepal, said, “Nepal needs to adopt a national integrity system.” The CPI is based on separate surveys of major donor agencies—Asian Development Bank, Bulstman Foundation, World Bank, Global Insight, World Economic Forum..

The report ranked war affected counties such as Somalia with a score of 1.1 as most corrupt, followed by Myanmar obtaining 1.4 and Afghanistan 1.4 and Iraq 1.5.

According to the report, Denmark, New Zealand and Singapore are the cleanest countries with 9.3 scores.


Corrupt states at a glance


• Most corrupt nation in South Asia Afghanistan

• Most corrupt nation in the world Somalia

• Cleanest country in the world Denmark

• Corruption rife in war

affected countries

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yes bribery corruption lying tricking and cheating and tricking is normative in the real world of the predatoer human being. in nepal cambodia thailand and burma it is in your face and obvious. in america india russia et al it is conceiled with self righteous garbage and bullshit adam rosenblatt, bkk

This is in the form of monetary terms only. There are intellectual corruptions as well, like appointing own person to lucrative place and appointing in a new position, not following rules and regulations; following rules that suits to the authorities at the whim of higher authorities, etc. These kinds of corruptions are prevailing everywhere in the world including well known world organization(s) in this world. Narayan, kathmandu

corruption is a bullshit expression which actually means normative acceptable behaviour for whomever is powerful mighty and leads the pecking order. babies learn it very early at the breast. it is pure survival dna determined. one little squeel and mummy comes running to cuddle her little darling. then first squeel is ok but then it becomes pure tricking and treating just like halloween. adamrosenblatt, bkk

lets turn it all upside down. the rule of law is a dirty fantasy as laws are made by whomever is entrenched in power. paqrticularly generals. oh yes thailand likes to invoke rule of law whenever convenient and american law is sacrosanct for national security, the people of america and of course jesus peace and freedom. we can all laugh till we cry since the selfish gene dna runs us all. adamrosenblatt9, bkk

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