Corruption Perception Index 2019: thinking about Ukraine

Igor Burakovsky

Op-ed No. 4/2020

According to the new Corruption Perceptions Index-2019 published by Transparency International, Ukraine scored 30 points out of 100. It means that Ukraine has gone back to the level of 2017 and now ranks 126th out of 180 countries alongside Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan and Djibouti.

Igor Burakovsky (IER) argues that this approach may be sound, but it lacks a clear definition of the current institutional issues to be dealt with in order to reduce corruption and to prevent the appearance of new corruption opportunities.

Thus, what are those current institutional issues in Ukraine? And what indicators should be used to adequately measure corruption and the effectiveness of the anti-corruption policy? 



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