Somalilandsun: while citizens of Somalia continue to suffer a myriad of maladies like civil war, hunger, displacement, property distraction, unnecessary deaths and Injuries president Mohamed Abdilahi Mohamed ‘Farmajo’ earns $120,000 annually.
Above all else the country whose politicians perpetually deny peace a chance for selfish reasons , Somalia has been ranked the most corrupt nation on earth, yet again.
Since its inception in 1995, the Corruption Perceptions Index, Transparency International’s flagship research product, has become the leading global indicator of public sector corruption.
The index offers an annual snapshot of the relative degree of corruption by ranking countries and territories from all over the globe.
The 2020 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released today by Transparency International reveals that persistent corruption is undermining health care systems and contributing to democratic backsliding amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Countries that perform well on the index invest more in health care, are better able to provide universal health coverage and are less likely to violate democratic norms and institutions or the rule of law.
The 2020 edition of the CPI ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, drawing on 13 expert assessments and surveys of business executives. It uses a scale of zero (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).
Denmark and New Zealand top the index, with 88 points. Syria, Somalia and South Sudan come last, with 14, 12 and 12 points, respectively.
Out of the 180 countries analysed the CPI 2020 ranks Somalia 179 and a score of 12/109 thence mist corrupt country on earth.
To reduce corruption and better respond to future crises, Transparency International recommends that all governments:
• Strengthen oversight institutions to ensure resources reach those most in need. Anti-corruption authorities and oversight institutions must have sufficient funds, resources and independence to perform their duties.
• Ensure open and transparent contracting to combat wrongdoing, identify conflicts of interest and ensure fair pricing.
• Defend democracy and promote civic space to create the enabling conditions to hold governments accountable.
• Publish relevant data and guarantee access to information to ensure the public receives easy, accessible, timely and meaningful information.
Read the Full 2020 CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX REPORT HERE