Bahamas Ranks Favourably On Corruption Index

The index intends to compare countries based on measurements of perceptions of corruption in the public sector.

.Digital.Disclosure. / ALISON LOWE

Transparency International has ranked The Bahamas 24th out of 175 in its annual Corruption Perceptions Index.

The Bahamas received a score of 71, on a scale from 0 to 100 where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 “very clean”.

Denmark comes out on top in 2014 with a score of 92 while North Korea and Somalia share last place, scoring just eight.

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The Bahamas ranks ahead of most other countries in The Americas, with the exception of Canada, Barbados, United States, Chile and Uruguay.

The Bahamas ranks ahead of most other countries in The Americas, with the exception of Canada, Barbados, United States, Chile and Uruguay.

Transparency International hopes to rid the world of corruption through highlighting its prevalence and detrimental impact, and by providing tools and recommendations for reducing it.

The organisations states that the corruption index is, “a composite index – a combination of polls – drawing on corruption-related data collected by a variety of reputable institutions.”

“The index reflects the views of observers from around the world, including experts living and working in the countries and territories evaluated.”

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