Thailand’s Corruption Perceptions Index dropped in 2016

From the report of Transparency International (2016), Denmark had the highest score (90) in term of corruption perceptions index. United States ranked 18th. Japan ranked 20th and China ranked 79th in 2016. Thailand’s Corruption Perceptions Index had dropped from 38 in 2015 to 35 in 2016. Thailand is now ranking 101th from 176 countries.

The very high risk category for corruption in Thailand was the defense and security sector. Thailand’s corruption perceptions index was at the same level as Gabon, Niger, Peru, the Philippines, Timor-Lester, and Trinidad and Tobago in 2016. The report noted that the government repression, lack of independent oversight, and deterioration of right eroded public confidence in the country.

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Source: Transparency International (2016)

Note: What is the Corruption Perceptions Index? It is the index that Transparency International (TI) calculated by defining the corruption as “the misuse of public power for private benefit.” TI uses 13 different surveys asking business people and data from 12 different institutions to calculate the score for a country. The highest score is 100 which represent less or no corruption. The least score is 0.

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