©AfreePress-(Lomé, January 27, 2022)-Transparency International released, on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, its annual ranking evaluating the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) in 180 countries around the world.
On behalf of the year 2021, Togo has made progress after two years of stagnation (2019 and 2020).
The country moves up six places and ranks 128th out of the 180 countries assessed (compared to 134th in 2020).
On the continent, the average score obtained by sub-Saharan countries has not improved significantly. Togo is positioned in 30th place.
The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks 180 countries and territories by the level of perceived corruption in the public sector, on a scale that ranges from zero (highly corrupt) to 100 (low corruption).
The global average in 2021, according to Transparency International, remains unchanged for the tenth consecutive year, standing at 43, with two-thirds of countries scoring below 50.
The top-ranked countries (1st place globally) in this new ranking are Denmark (88), Finland (88) and New Zealand (88), which also top the index of democracy as far as civil liberties are concerned.
In Africa, the ranking remains dominated by the Seychelles (27th worldwide with a score of 66), Botswana (35th worldwide with a score of 60), Cape Verde (39th worldwide, with a score of 58), Rwanda (49th worldwide, with a score of 54) and Mauritius (52nd worldwide, with a score of 53).
Somalia (13), Syria (13) and South Sudan (11) remain at the bottom of the CPI scale.
It should be noted that this report published each year by the German NGO ”Transparency International” makes it possible to identify the situation of corruption throughout the world with the aim of encouraging governments to carry out systematic reforms in their respective countries in order to improve their governance.