Transparency International, an international anti-corruption non-governmental organization, has published another annual study "Corruption Perceptions Index - 2022".
Like the year before year , Turkmenistan scored 19 points, but if in 2021 the country ranked 169th, this time it rose by two points and took 167th place out of 180.
The same place with Turkmenistan was taken by Chad, the Comoros and Nicaragua.
As for neighbors in the region, Kazakhstan (36 points) ranked 101st, Uzbekistan (31) - 126th, Kyrgyzstan (27) - 140th and Tajikistan (24) - 150th. Russia scored 28 points and took 137th place.
Afghanistan dramatically improved its position - 24 points and 150th place against 16 points and 174th place in 2021.
Denmark, Finland, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore and Sweden have traditionally topped the list.
The most corrupt countries were Yemen, Venezuela, South Sudan, Syria and Somalia.
The countries and territories included in the Index are ranked by the level of perception of corruption in the public sector based on expert assessments and surveys of entrepreneurs.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan