Wednesday, December 7

Bangladesh 14th most corrupt country

Failure to fulfil promises to curb corruption brings it 2 notches down

In a slide of performance, Bangladesh has been ranked 14th in the global graft index, according to a Transparency International report.

The country scored only 25 out of 100 points, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) said while unveiling its in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) for 2014 at a press conference at Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka today.

Last year, Bangladesh was ranked 16 on the index.

North Korea and Somalia jointly ranked top corrupt countries scoring eight points, according to the report of the Berlin-based corruption monitor.

Denmark appeared as the least corrupt country, scoring 92, followed by New Zealand and Finland, which scored 91 and 89 respectively.

In the list of least corrupt countries, Bangladesh positioned itself on the 145th rank this year while it stood 136th last year.

According to the report, Bangladesh dropped off in the graft index as it failed to fulfill its promises towards curbing corruptions.

The report also identified political and administrative influences on the country’s corruption watchdog — Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) — and cubing its administrative power as key reasons behind the worsening situation.