Corruption in the Democratic Republic of the CongoThe "Corruption Perceptions Index" for the public sector showed 80 points in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for 2022. The scale has a range from 0 to 100. The more corruption rises, the higher the number is. With this result the Democratic Republic of the Congo ranks 166th. So, compared to other countries, it is considerably below the average.
Compared to the previous year, in 2022, the level of corruption decreased a bit. In the long term, it has risen moderately in recent years.
The United States are in 24th place with a score of 31. The ranking is led by Denmark, with a value of 10. The sad last place is occupied by Somalia (88 points).
You can find the complete country comparison here: International Ranking of Corruption
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Corruption in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 2004 - 2022
The causes of corruption lie in part in political and cultural reasons. Ineffective law enforcement may further promote it. It is striking that it is regularly lower in democratically governed countries (form of government in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Semi-presidential republic). Similarly, higher corruption occurs predominantly in low-income countries. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, per capita income is 550 USD annually, which is extremely low by global standards. The cost of living is well below the global average, indicating massive socioeconomic problems.
Development of the corruption index in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 2004 - 2022
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