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Corruption Perception Index 2016 – A Comparison of Kenya’s Score To Other African Countries
|Post Date: 17 February 2017 | Category: Corruption | Hits: 1390|
The corruption perception index refers to the ranking of countries according to the extent to which corruption is believed to exist. The corruption perception index was inaugurated in 1995 by Transparency International. It ranks almost 200 countries on a scale of zero to 100, with zero indicating high levels of corruption and 100 indicating low levels. Developed countries typically rank higher than developing nations due to stronger regulations (Investopedia, n.d.).
- 26 represents Kenya’s corruption perception index score in 2016
- Rwanda in a tie with Mauritius was ranked the 3rd least corrupt country in sub-Sahara Africa (Rwirahira, 2017)
- Kenya has been ranked among the most corrupt countries in Africa and on the globe.
- Transparency International's corruption index placed Kenya 145th out of 176 countries.
- In the East African Community, Rwanda once again scored best followed by Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Burundi, in that order.
- http://www.transparency.org/news/feature/corruption_perceptions_index_2016. (2017, January 25). Retrieved from Transparency International.
- Investopedia. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/corruption-perception-index.asp
- Rwirahira, R. (2017, January 25). The New Times. Retrieved from http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2017-01-25/207421/