Zimbabwe remain stagnant in the latest corruption index rankings

January 30, 2019
| Report Focus News

Harare-Zimbabwe has shown no signs of improvement in the fight against corruption this according to the latest Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) compiled for the 2018 year by Transparency International.

Zimbabwe remains with a score of 22, which it had last year.

The Index uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. More than two-thirds of countries score below 50 on this year’s CPI, with an average score of just 43. Zimbabwe ranks 160 out of 180 countries.

According to Delia Ferreira Rubio Transparency International Chair, corruption is likely to grow in countries where democracy is weak.

“Corruption is much more likely to flourish where democratic foundations are weak and, as we have seen in many countries, where undemocratic and populist politicians can use it to their advantage” Rubio said

On the African continent, Seychelles ranks the least with a score of 66, Botswana (61), and Cape Verde (57).

The best performing country was Denmark with a score of 88 and the worst preforming country was Somalia, with a score of 10.

The ranking, conducted by the global anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International, reviews countries and territories through experts and businessmen’s perception of government corruption.