Corruption in EswatiniThe "Corruption Perceptions Index" for the public sector showed 68 points in Eswatini for 2021. The scale has a range from 0 to 100, in which corruption raises, the higher the number is. With this result Eswatini ranks 121st. So, compared to other countries it is slightly below average.
Compared to the previous year, in 2021 the level of corruption slightly raised. In the long term, it has also risen moderately in recent years.
The United States are in 27th place with a score of 33. The ranking is led by New Zealand with a value of 12. The sad last place is occupied by South Sudan (89 points).
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Development of corruption in Eswatini 2005 - 2021
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 Eswatini: Absolute monarchy). Similarly, higher corruption occurs predominantly in low-income countries. In Eswatini, per capita income is 3,410 US$ annually, which is extremely low by global standards. The comparatively low cost of living indicates low prosperity and socioeconomic problems.
Development of the corruption index in Eswatini 2005 - 2021
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