Bangladesh moved up a notch in the corruption index with the 14th place from the bottom and unchanged score of 26 out of 100, says Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB).
The Bangladesh chapter of the Berlin-based watchdog unveiled their ‘Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), 2019’ during an event at Dhaka’s Midas Centre on Thursday (Jab 23).
“Bangladesh’s score being 26 out of 100 is still shows the concerning prevalence of corruption. There has been a slight improvement in the index but not satisfactory,” said TIB chief Iftekharuzzaman.
He said that the people of the country cannot be called corrupt due to the failure of those in power to prevent it.
In the index, out of the 180 countries, Angola, Guatemala, Honduras, Iran, Mozambique and Nijeria are in the same position as Bangladesh with the same score.
Denmark and New Zealand are on the top of the list as the least corrupt countries with a score of 87 followed by Finland with a score of 86.
Singapore, Sweden and Switzerland are third with the same score of 85 while Somalia is at the bottom with a score of 9.