Indonesia slips 17 places to 102nd in corruption perception index

Photo: Transparency International
Photo: Transparency International

In the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, Indonesia is believed to have regressed in its struggle against corruption, a study has shown.

Berlin-based NGO Transparency International recently released its global Corruption Perception Index for 2020, and Indonesia slipped to 102nd place after having ranked 85th in 2019. The archipelago nation also scored a measly 37 points out of a possible 100 in the index this year, a slight regression from 40 points in 2019.

So where does Indonesia stand in the eyes of the world in terms of corruption? Well, it’s level on points with Gambia, and just a point above Southeast Asian brethrens Vietnam and Thailand. It scored far below Singapore’s 85 points though, as well as Brunei’s 60 and Malaysia’s 51.

Indonesia’s score is also below the global average of 43.

Transparency International releases the Corruption Perception Index annually, in which it ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption from surveys on experts and businesspeople. 

Over the past decade, Indonesia has consistently only scored around 30 points.

You can read the full 2020 report here.

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