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Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Nepal ranks 131 in corruption perception index

Posted by Anup Baral January 25, 2017 :


Nepal is the 3rd most corrupt country in South Asia, if Transparency International’s analysis for the year 2016 is anything to go by. In the Corruption Perception Index 2016, made public on Wednesday, Nepal secured 131st position in a list of 176 countries, scoring 29, while it had secured 130th position out of 168 countries, scoring 27. Transparency International Nepal said a slight improvement in the ranking does not mean corruption has gone down in the country. This year, more than 100 countries listed in the index have secured less than 50 marks. Analysing the situation, TI said there has been no improvement in the field of corruption control.

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