2018 Corruption Perceptions Index - Americas
Dataset contains 32 data items (see table below).
2018 (Americas) Corruption Perceptions Index
"The Corruption Perceptions Index is an index which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and business people. It uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. More than two-thirds of countries score below 50 on this year’s CPI, with an average score of just 43. It reveals that the continued failure of most countries to significantly control corruption is contributing to a crisis in democracy around the world. While there are exceptions, the data shows that despite some progress, most countries are failing to make serious inroads against corruption. " - excerpt from CPI website (below)
Average Scores By Region
As a region, Americas ranked third in average score, behind Western Europe and Asia Pacific. Of the countries in the Americas, Canada is the only country in the top ten ranks globally.
- Western Europe & the European Union 66.32
- Asia Pacific 44.39
- Americas 43.72
- Middle East & North Africa 38.56
- Eastern Europe & Central Asia 34.53
- Sub-Saharan Africa 32.24