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