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Work in progress: India improves in Corruption Perception Index

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  1. Indx TechStyle

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    Work in progress: India improves in Corruption Perception Index

    Berlin: India has marginally improved its ranking in the graft watchdog Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index for 2016, a list topped by New Zealand and Denmark which are jointly ranked as the world's least corrupt nations. The Berlin-based anti-graft organisation has used World Bank data, the World Economic Forum and other institutions to rank 176 countries by perceived levels of corruption in public sector.

    The score runs from zero, which is highly corrupt, to 100, which is very clean. India, China and Brazil with a score of 40 each figured in the 10 key economies in the mid-range.

    India's score has improved by two points as in 2015 the country had scored 38. The latest rankings put New Zealand and Denmark in joint first place with a score of 90, followed by Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Singapore, Netherlands and Canada. At the bottom of the index, Somalia was ranked the most corrupt country.



    Other countries with lower rankings - which typically point to badly performing public institutions, bribery or corruption - were Syria, South Sudan, North Korea, Afghanistan, and Iraq. No country got close to a perfect score in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2016. Over two-thirds of the 176 countries and territories in this year's index fall below the midpoint of the scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). The global average score is a paltry 43, indicating endemic corruption in a country's public sector.

    "India s ongoing poor performance with a score of 40 reiterates the state s inability to effectively deal with petty corruption as well as large-scale corruption scandals. The impact of corruption on poverty, illiteracy and police brutality shows that not only the economy is growing but also inequality," the anti-graft body said. The majority of Asia Pacific countries sit in the bottom half of the Corruption Perceptions Index 2016. 19 out of 30 countries in the region scored 40 or less out of 100, it said. "Poor performance can be attributed to unaccountable governments, lack of oversight, insecurity and shrinking space for civil society, pushing anti-corruption action to the margins in those countries. High-profile corruption scandals, in addition to everyday corruption issues, continue to undermine public trust in government, the benefits of democracy and the rule of law," the organisation.
     
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    Yes....As we progress towards more transparency and digital governance we will surely improve our ranking....Both India(+2) and China(+3) have made huge gains in Transparency and accountability this year....Cool.....

    ( To give you a perspective....We rank about 79/176 now...With a score of 40 (Max : 100 , Top: 90 , Min : 10 this year....)
    We rank worse than countries like Ghana ...Malta... Rwanda and Botswana... )

    To achieve a respectable score of even 60 will take years if not decades... Because Change in huge countries like ours takes time....

    But the fact that, there is progress indicates that there is a will to root out corruption....In the Political class...


    Open and Fair bidding processes, online Progress reports, RTI, digital governance , effecient taxation and *recordable* cash less transactions will make a huge difference....


    These changes will take time to implement....But we have a start and should continue building on it....


    PS : Transparency Intl. The group that publishes this report does very extensive research....Members should read their reports and ranking methodology... It's very informative....

    IMHO if all goes well, by 2030 we will transition from a Highly Corrupted Country to a Moderately Corrupted One...

    PPS : Please don't bring Politics in this thread.... Because no matter what party it is....It is ultimately us, the people of this country who elect it....
     
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    This is corruption PERCEPTION index, not corruption index. It measures how corrupt people perceive its government to be, and that too only when it make no framing, sampling or statistical error. This means that a society which has institutionalized corruption or has drove it underground would have better showing on this index. For ex: USA is way more corrupt than either India or China,but its corruption is normalized and institutionalized with moneybags controlling everything from elections to regulations, so it would have better showing on this index. Our corrupt are chindi chors so their corruption is out there in open for everyone to see.

    This is the last index I would give a damn about.
     
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    You can't Deny that the countries on the top are generally more prosperous than the countries at the bottom
    ( there are a few exceptions though)...

    What that mean is , this list might not the accurate...But at least it is indicative of something....We all know there is a direct relation between corruption and disparity.....



    And Btw....I completely agree with your point...US's Political System is very corrupt....There is a lot of money in politics there....Big Donors seem to control everything....

    But let's not curse the Americans...They are much better off than us on almost every social prosperity indicator....I hope they prosper more and get what they wanted when they voted for change this election.....
     
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    Meanwhile, In India, I am confident that our new administration will reduce corruption at least by certain levels......

    I hope their demonetisation move works in the long run....Their initial move did not work the way they expected (bank deposits overshot their predictions and most of the black money came back as deposits)....But I hope they learn from it....And make something worthwhile for the hard work our people have put into it....They will surely scrutinize all the deposits and I hope they succeed in rooting the black money out...

    I personally think a lot is to come from this administration.....New Tax Policies and Corruption Laws....And perhaps new moves to weed out black money deposited in Properties....Stocks....Gold...Etc...


    Street level corruption is a different story altogether....Unless people themselves change....There is no way to stop it....
     
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    Prosperity has a very weak to no relationship with perception of corruption. Small and ethnically homogeneous countries are less corrupt because everyone knows everyone and if you are indulge in corruption, everyone would come to know about it and you lose face. This goes irrespective of level of wealth. Large and multi-ethnic countries are ,by rule, more corrupt than mono-ethnic and small countries. If anything ,increase in wealth, lead to increased but institutionalized corruption as witnessed in case of case of USA.

    Perception depends on our field of observation which is pretty narrow. We perceive thing based on our experience, what media tell us, and values drilled into us. In a wealthy country, where increase cost of living enslave media to moneyed elite and where elites have enough money to brainwash its population by controlling education, and corruption is institutionalized by regulations and lobbying, people's perception of corruption would be lower than those in a poor country where corrupt are more of chindi-chor variety.
     
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    So what exactly is your view....!?

    Is Corruption in India less that what is indicated in the report!?....or more!?

    Or is there no way to find comparitive degrees of corruption among countries !?
     
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    This report does not indicate anything. Stop giving credence to useless parameters invented in west.
     

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