Dhaka – Bangladesh has been ranked as 15th most corrupted country globally as per the graft perception index prepared by Transparency International.
Bangladesh’s position in terms of fighting corruption improved two notches as the South Asian country was 13th most corrupted in the index last year.
Berlin-based Transparency International prepared the index and its Bangladesh chapter released the report Wednesday in Dhaka at a press conference.
Executive Director of the graft watchdog’s Bangladesh part Iftekharuzzaman briefed reporters at its office in Dhanmnodi.
Bangladesh’s position holds the second lowest both in score and rank, better than only Afghanistan among 8 South-Asian countries, according the report.
“Over two-thirds of the 176 countries in this year’s index fell below the midpoint of our scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean)”, the report said.
Bhutan tops in South Asia Score 65, ranking 27 from top.
Denmark becomes the world’s most corruption free country this year while New Zealand is in second position with the same score.
Somalia has been the world’s most corrupted country.