Transparency International announced that Thailand has fallen six places and now ranks 110th in the annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI).
The index ranks 180 countries and territories based on their perceived level of corruption on a scale from zero (very corrupt) to 100 (very clean).
The CPI is the most widely used global corruption ranking in the world. It measures how corrupt each country’s public sector is perceived by experts and business people. Each country’s score is a combination of at least three data sources from 13 different corruption surveys and assessments.
These data sources are collected by several reputable institutions, including the World Bank and the World Economic Forum. Denmark, Finland, and New Zealand share first place in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2021, with a score of 88.
Countries that share 110th place with Thailand with a score of 35 include Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mongolia, and Malawi.
Singapore is the only Asian country to be in the top 10 least corrupt countries in the world, ranking fourth with a score of 85, along with Norway and Sweden.