Transparency International Corruption Perception Index 2018: PH improves rank, scores highest in 5 years

The latest 2018 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) conducted by global anti-corruption watchdog, Transparency International, shows the Philippines improved with its highest score in five years.

In the 2018 CPI report released in late January, 2018, the Philippines ranked 99 in 2018, climbing 12 notches form 111 in 2017, out of 180 countries.

The 2018 score is the highest for the Philippines since 2013 when it recorded the same points.

It is the country’s best score under the administration of President Rodrigo R. Duterte.

The study had a scale of zero to 100, where zero is “highly corrupt” and 100 is “very clean.” This year, Philippines received 36. In 2017, the country’s score was 34.

Transparency International, in its report, said the CPI “aggregates data from a number of different sources that provide perceptions by business people and country experts of the level of corruption in the public sector.”