Corruption Perception in Turkmenistan

According to Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index, Turkmenistan continues to struggle with endemic corruption and is showing no signs of improvement in 2022.

What is the Corruption Perception Index (CPI)?

  • The CPI is the most widely used global corruption ranking in the world.
  • It ranks countries’ corruption level by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, according to experts and those working in business.
  • The CPI uses a scale from 0 to 100, with zero being highly corrupt and 100 being very transparent/clean.

What is Turkmenistan’s CPI?

  • As of 2022, Turkmenistan’s CPI was measured to be 19, which is extremely low. This indicates a high level of corruption in the country.
  • Turkmenistan has had the score of 19 consistently since 2019 and once in 2017, showing a lack of improvement.
  • In 2016, the CPI went up to 22, after being 18 in 2015, but dropped down to 19 in 2017.
  • The index went up one time after that, in 2018, when it reached 20. However, it dropped back down to 19 in 2019 and has been the same ever since.
  • In the region of Central Asia, Turkmenistan is the worst performer. Tajikistan is the second worst performer, with a score of 24.

Turkmenistan: Corruption Perceptions Index;
“Score Changes 2012-2022” by Transparency International: The Global Coalition Against Corruption