Ghana’s anti-corruption efforts are yielding some results after a rather poor showing in 2017, Transparency International’s 2018 Corruptions Perceptions Index (CPI) has revealed.
In the report released by the anti-corruption campaigner, Ghana scored 41 out of 100 points, improving its weak 2017 performance by one point.
In the country comparison, Ghana ranks 78 out of 180 countries in the 2018 CPI as opposed to 81 out of 180 in the 2017 CPI.
Corruption perception in the country is still high despite campaigns by anti-graft agencies and past governments to address the issue.
The CPI data are aggregated from a number of sources, including experts and business people who provide information about corruption perceptions in the public sector.
The index ranks 180 countries using a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean.
“More than two-thirds of countries score below 50 on this year’s CPI, with an average score of just 43,” Transparency International noted on its website.