Nigeria has moved up five (5) places in the 2023 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released by Transparency International on Tuesday.
Nigeria is ranked 145 out of 180 Countries and territories, with a +1 score range (25/100) better than 2022.
A country’s score is the perceived level of public sector corruption on a scale of 0-100, where 0 means highly corrupt and 100 means very clean.
The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) is the most widely used global corruption ranking in the world. It measures how corrupt each country’s public sector is perceived to be, according to experts and businesspeople.
The data sources used to compile the CPI specifically cover the following manifestations of public sector corruption:
-Diversion of public funds
-Officials using their public office for private gain without facing consequences
-Ability of governments to contain corruption in the public sector
-Excessive red tape in the public sector which may increase opportunities for corruption
-Nepotistic appointments in the civil service
-Laws ensuring that public officials must disclose their finances and potential conflicts of interest
-Legal protection for people who report cases of bribery and corruption
-State capture by narrow vested interests
-Access to information on public affairs/government activities
The CPI however does not cover:
-Citizens’ direct perceptions or experience of corruption
-Illicit financial flows
-Enablers of corruption (lawyers, accountants, financial advisors etc)
-Private sector corruption
-Informal economies and markets
Nigeria was ranked 150 out of 180 Countries and territories with 0 score change at 24/100 in 2022.
Source: Transparency International