YEREVAN, December 3. /ARKA/. Armenia ranked 94th in the Corruption index 2013 from Transparency International.
Berlin-based Transparency International NGO released its annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) Tuesday.
The Index is closely watched by investors, economists, and civil society campaigners. It is based on expert assessments and data from surveys from independent institutions, covering issues such as access to information, bribery of public officials, kickbacks in public procurement, and the enforcement of anti-corruption laws. The index has covered 177 countries this year.
Armenia placed 94th with 36 points, Azerbaijan is the 127th (28 points), Georgia 55th (49 points), Turkey 53rd (50 points) and Iran 144th (25 points).
Russia is the 127th with 28 points, no change from the year before. Yet, it climbed six points compared to the last year, due to worsened positions of other countries.
Denmark and New Zealand are number one (91 points). The most corrupt countries, according to the index, are Afghanistan, Northern Korea and Somali (8 points). –0—