Guyana falls one point on Transparency Corruption Perceptions Index

Guyana has fallen by one point in the latest Transparency International (TI) Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) Report but it was listed among the 20 countries which have significantly improved their scores in the last seven years.

“In the last seven years, only 20 countries significantly improved their CPI scores, including Estonia, Senegal, Guyana and Côte D’Ivoire,” the 2018 CPI report stated and also listed the named countries in its highlights of improved scores.

Guyana now stands with a score of 37 and is ranked at 93 out of the 180 countries which were looked at for the report which was released today.

According to the report the top countries are Denmark and New Zealand with scores of 88 and 87, respectively. The countries at the bottom are Somalia, Syria and South Sudan with scores of 10, 13 and 13, respectively.

Last year Guyana secured its best score with 38 and was ranked at 91. Last year’s score was the best as in 2017 it had notched up a score of 34. For 2015, Guyana was ranked 119 with a score of 29 while in 2014, 2013 and 2012 it scored 30, 27 and 28 respectively. This placed it in the category of corrupt countries.

Coming in above Guyana this year in the Caribbean are The Bahamas, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, St. Lucia, Grenada, and Jamaica with scores of 65, 58, 57, 55, 52 and 44 respectively.

The index, which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and businesspeople, uses a scale of zero to 100, where zero is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. It draws on 13 surveys and expert assessments to measure public sector corruption.

According to the report this year the continued failure of most countries to significantly control corruption is contributing to a crisis in democracy around the world.

It said that more than two-thirds of countries scored below 50 on this year’s CPI, with an average score of just 43.

Further, while there are exceptions, the data shows that despite some progress, most countries are failing to make serious inroads against corruption.

Equally troubling, according to the report, 16 countries significantly saw their scores dropping, including Australia, Chile, Malta, Hungary and Turkey. 

And further research analysis shows a “disturbing link between corruption and the health of democracies, where countries with higher rates of corruption also have weaker democratic institutions and political rights.”

“Corruption chips away at democracy to produce a vicious cycle, where corruption undermines democratic institutions and, in turn, weak institutions are less able to control corruption,” Managing Director of TI Patricia Moreira said in the report.  “With many democratic institutions under threat across the globe – often by leaders with authoritarian or populist tendencies – we need to do more to strengthen checks and balances and protect citizens’ rights,” she continued.

Transparency International describes itself as a global movement with one vision: a world in which government, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption. “Through more than 100 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, we are leading the fight against corruption to turn this vision into reality,” it said.

Original Post

these are the FACTS:

GUYANA SCORES BY YEAR

2012   2013   2014   2015   2016   2017   2018
  28       27      30       29       34       38       37      

in all the PPP years listed, Guyana is classified as a CORRUPT ≤ 30 country.

in the 3 full APNU-AFC years, Guyana is classified as one of a handful of "Significantly Improved" countries.

and THAT'S the real 7-year analysis folks

One would have to be blind not to see the decrease in corruption since 2015. The slowing of the drug trade, the arrest of major drug dealers, and even the questioning of ministers etc. by internal agencies like SOCU. It's a start out of the hell we were in.

Iguana posted:

One would have to be blind not to see the decrease in corruption since 2015. The slowing of the drug trade, the arrest of major drug dealers, and even the questioning of ministers etc. by internal agencies like SOCU. It's a start out of the hell we were in.

We are way below 45 which is the median and t hat means we have a considerable way to go. We are in that dangerous zone where corruption is an everyday occurrence and impact daily life constantly.

D2 posted:

We are way below 45 which is the median and t hat means we have a considerable way to go. We are in that dangerous zone where corruption is an everyday occurrence and impact daily life constantly.

Agreed. And a considerable way to go with a society of people who are excessively prone to corruption and accept it as a way of life. Nevertheless, I am thankful for baby steps in the right direction, which has not been seen in decades.

The Stabroek News massaging of the numbers to distort the facts is noteworthy. The lack of condemnation of these tactics because of ideology or politics is sad.

Furthermore, none of the PPP supporters here will acknowledge that improvement in those corruption scores. This is the morass we find ourselves in, blinded by ideology or race and unable to call a spade a spade or give jack his jacket when necessary. It is this thinking that empowers the PPP and PNC that led us to where we are today. We are a sad excuse of a people.

Nehru posted:

THe PNC Govt is known to play with numbers, hide facts and instruct the Statistical Dept to make up numbers. I know about those tricks!!!

Yeah dem cookin de numbers big time. We gon expose dem...watch and see...hey hey hey.

Nehru posted:

THe PNC Govt is known to play with numbers, hide facts and instruct the Statistical Dept to make up numbers. I know about those tricks!!!

Yes, you are a master at turning "tricks". Whoring around RH with Rat Man and he credit card performing yuh greatest "trick" - wan FREE potato ball and Rat Man balls in yuh mouth at de same time. Dam teef!!!

Labba posted:
Nehru posted:

THe PNC Govt is known to play with numbers, hide facts and instruct the Statistical Dept to make up numbers. I know about those tricks!!!

Yeah dem cookin de numbers big time. We gon expose dem...watch and see...hey hey hey.

neither of you two dime store 'intellectuals' seem to have any freakin idea of how TI puts together its rankings

braying loud, insistent and stupid is alyuh preferred pastime

memo to labba . . . this is not the IDB asking for numbers from the BOG

smfh

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