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Breaking News! Sierra Leone Scores High On Latest Corruption Perception Index

By Peter Beckley

NewsWatch has just been offered a sneak preview into the unreleased latest annual Transparency International Corruption Perception Index and can authoritatively confirm that Sierra Leone has scored 33 in the soon to be released Transparency International’s 25th annual Corruption Perceptions Index

Sierra Leone scores 33, meaning it is rated as very low in corruption.

The Index, which is due to be released on Thursday, 23 January 2020, scores 180 countries and territories drawing on expert assessments and surveys.

In 2018, corruption perceptions index for Sierra Leone was 30 score. Though Sierra Leone corruption perceptions index fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to increase through 2004 – 2018 period ending at 30 score in 2018.

Sierra Leone was ranked as 129 least corrupt nation out of 175 countries, according to the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index reported by Transparency International, and was ranked 119 in 2019, indicating a jump of 10 points.

The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be. A country or territory’s rank indicates its position relative to the other countries and territories in the index.

The results consistently show that the countries with the highest scores (9 or higher) are predominantly rich countries, while the countries with the lowest scores are the poorest ones.

The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) is the leading global indicator of public sector corruption, providing an annual snapshot of the relative degree of corruption.

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