Bangladesh has been ranked 13th among the most corrupt countries, according to the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2021.
Besides, Bangladesh is the second-most corrupt country in South Asia while third among 31 Asia-Pacific countries.
The information was presented today (Jan 25) in a Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) webinar.
The CPI ranks 180 countries and territories around the world by their perceived levels of public sector corruption. Bangladesh received a score of 26 out of 100 and is ranked 147th from the top of the list of 180 countries.
In South Asia, Bhutan has the lowest level of corruption with a score of 68. It is ranked 25th in the world.
India and the Maldives are ranked 85th with 40 points each. With 37 points, Sri Lanka is ranked 102nd, Pakistan is ranked 140th with 28 points, Nepal is ranked 117th with 33 points, and Afghanistan is ranked 174th with 16 points.
BDST: 1442 HRS, JAN 25, 2022