Corruption in EcuadorThe "Corruption Perceptions Index" for the public sector showed 64 points in Ecuador for 2022. The scale has a range from 0 to 100. The more corruption rises, the higher the number is. With this result Ecuador ranks 102nd. So, compared to other countries, it is slightly below average.
Compared to the previous year, in 2022, the level of corruption remained unchanged. In the long term, it has declined 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).
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Corruption in Ecuador 2003 - 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 Ecuador: Presidential republic). Similarly, higher corruption occurs predominantly in low-income countries. In Ecuador, per capita income is 5,960 USD annually, which is relatively low by global standards. The comparatively low cost of living indicates low prosperity and socioeconomic problems.
Development of the corruption index in Ecuador 2003 - 2022
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