Ukraine has demonstrated one of the best results globally in combating corruption over the past year, as reported by the international anti-corruption organization Transparency International, citing data from the Corruption Perceptions Index 2023 study.
“Ukraine scored 36 points out of 100 in the 2023 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI); now our country ranks 104th out of 180 countries. Ukraine’s growth by 3 points is one of the best results over the past year in the world,” Transparency International writes.
Since the Revolution of Dignity and the beginning of a major reform, Ukraine has scored a total of 11 points over the past 10 years. This marks the largest increase among the countries holding candidate status for EU membership.
“The active work of anti-corruption and other public authorities resulted in a growth in the 2023 Corruption Perceptions Index even during the full-scale war,” Transparency International says.
However, Ukraine still lags behind EU members with its score of 36, as the EU’s average score is 64 out of 100. Denmark leads with the highest score of 90, while Hungary has the lowest score of 42.
To improve the level of corruption control and contribute to the effective recovery of Ukraine in 2024, Transparency International suggests a more effective fight against high-level corruption, the efficient use of assets seized from corrupt individuals and Russia’s accomplices for the state’s needs, and the initiation of reforms of the Accounting Chamber and the State Audit Service of Ukraine.
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