Armenia has recorded improvement in the Corruption Perception Index Table
03.12.2013
11:00
Armenian Public Sector ranked 36 in the 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index. The score indicated a slight improvement from last year (last year's score was 34).

Thus, Armenia ranks  94-101th amongst 177 countries on the Corruption Perception Index Table in 2013, compared to last year's ranking of 105-112.

Today Media Center hosted  Varuzhan Hoktanyan, Executive Director of 'Transparency International Anti-Corruption Center' NGO, who presented the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) which determines corruption levels in 177 of the world's countries. "0" on the table  means that the public sector of the given country is highly corrupt, while "100" shows that the country is absolutely transparent. 

"If countries receive a score of 50 or below on the index, their public sector is experiencing a huge  issue  with corruption", stated Hoktanyan adding "Even at  first glance  Armenia appears to have serious corruption issues with the public sectore rupt (government, community institutions).  In general, this region, i.e. Eastern Europe and Central Asia is fairly corrupt."

Denmark and New Zealand, which are ranked highest on the index, receiving a score of 91, are consistently within the top 5 countries. They are followed by other Scandinavian countries, as well as Singapore and Switzerland. The last places on the chart are occupied by Afghanistan, North Korea, and Somalia. Their score of 8 on the Index characterizes them as the most corrupt nations in the world.

Corruption levels in the other countries entering the Customs Union are perceived to be higher than Armenia's.  Russia, for instance, scored 28 in the Corruption Perception Index, with Belarus scoring 29, and Kazakhstan scoring 26.

According to Hoktanyan, it is impossible to truly fight corruption through mere establishment of commissions and councils.  “There must be political will.  I wouldn't say there are fundamental changes being implemented to combat corruption," said Varuzhan Hoktanyan.

On December 3, the Media Center held a press conference entitled "Corruption Perceptions Index, 2013".  The keynote speaker was Varuzhan Hoktanyan, Executive Director of Transparency International Anti-corruption Center NGO.

Photos
Videos
Print Friendly and PDF
More Press Releases
Reasons and Tendencies of Hepatitis Transmission in Armenia
16.08.2018
12:00
Media Center, Yerevan, in 2017-2018 Positive People Armenian Network NGO conducted a research in Yerevan, Gyumri, Vanadzor, Hrazdan, Sevan, Gavar, Martuni and in Armavir aimed at early disclosure of virus hepatitis B and C among population and raising awareness.
Defense Field State Procurement Contain Intense Corruption Risks: Expert
26.07.2018
14:00
On July 26 Artak Manukyan president of National Center of Public Policy Research presented the monitoring results of 2017-2018 defense field state procurements at Media Center.
Media: New Authorities, Tendencies to be Concerned About
25.07.2018
12:00
Manipulation, campaigns, disinformation, fake sites, all this has always been in media. It’s the scales we witness currently that enables media experts to label the situation as critical.
“The Obstacles Facing the Monitoring Group and Current Problems Relating to Violation of Human Rights in Penitentiary Institutions”
25.07.2018
11:00
After the velvet revolution the ministry of justice sticks to the same position and keeps hindering the group's activity the same way", stated Nare Hovhannisyan, member of the public monitoring group in conducting public control in RA ministry of justice at July 25 Media Center discussion.
The Conditions of Russian Military Base Armenian Stay Should be Clarified
23.07.2018
13:00
At July 23 Media Center discussion on “Unrest over Panik Incident”, Artur Sakunts, head of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor Office labelled July 17 Panik incident on behalf of Russian military as terror act against the local population.
Follow us on social networks
Registration of events
Services
Videos
Armenia-Turkey Events