TIA PRESENTS THE CORRUPTION PERCEPTION INDEX 2012
Albania ranks in the 133rd position from 176 states included in the CPI 2012, with a score of 33 points
Albania ranks 15 positions less (more corrupted) compared to results of CPI 2011
GOVERNMENTS SHOULD HEAR THE GLOBAL OUTCRY AGAINST CORRUPTION
A growing outcry over corrupt governments forced several leaders from office last year, but as the dust has cleared it has become apparent that the levels of bribery, abuse of power and secret dealings are still very high in many countries. Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index, published today, shows that still in 2012 corruption continues to ravage societies around the world.
Governments need to integrate anti-corruption actions into all public decision-making. Priorities include better rules on lobbying and political financing, making public spending and contracting more transparent and making public bodies more accountable to people.
After a year of focus on corruption, we expect governments to take a tougher stance against the abuse of power. The Corruption Perceptions Index 2012 results demonstrate that societies continue to pay the high cost of corruption.
Corruption Perceptions Index 2012: The results
The index calculated the results for 176 countries and territories based on the perception levels of corruption in the public sector. Two thirds of the 176 countries ranked in the 2012 index score below 50, on a scale from 0 (perceived to be highly corrupt) to 100 (perceived to be very clean), showing that public institutions need to be more transparent, and powerful officials more accountable.
In the Corruption Perceptions Index 2012 Denmark, Finland and New Zealand tie for first place with scores of 90, helped by strong access to information systems and rules governing the behaviour of those in public positions.
Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia once again cling to the bottom rung of the index. In these countries the lack of accountable leadership and effective public
institutions underscore the need to take a much stronger stance against corruption. Underperformers in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2012 also include the Eurozone countries most affected by the financial and economic crisis.
Albania scores 33 points in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2012, compared to the result of 35 points for year vitin 2011 (based on an updated methodology), with seven data sources and a standart deviation of 2 points (minimum 23 and maximum 39). This year, Albania ranks in the 113rd position, with 15 positions less (more corrupted) compared to 2011 results.
The index calculation for Albania is realized based on data sources of seven independent institutions: The Bertelsmann Foundation, Economic Intelligence Unit, Global Insight, Freedom House, International Country Risk Guide, World Economic Forum and the World Justice Project.
In the region of South-Eastern Europe, the highest index score go for Georgia, Turkey attributed to the two Albanian states. The analysis show that Kosovo has advanced with 8 positions in ranking better than Albania, which is classified itself as the last state in the region with the same results as Ethiopia, Guatemala, Nigeria, being as such far from the anti-corruption standards of EU countries.
Në kushte të theksuara të mungesës së transparencës, TIA u bën apel institucioneve publike dhe agjensive ligjzbatuese në Shqipëri të ndërmarrin reforma konkrete në luftën kundër korrupsionit në zbatim të Konventës së Kombeve të Bashkuara kundra Korrupsionit. Praktika e zbatimit të ligjit duhet të shoqërojë paralelisht miratimin e ligjeve dhe standarteve të reja. Transparency International Albania i bën thirrje lidershipit qeverisës të punojë rigorozisht për reformimin e administratës publike, pavarësinë e institucioneve dhe hetimin e pakompromis të korrupsionit. TIA apelon për një vullnet të qartë të klasës politike në vend me qëllim zbatimin e standarteve të kërkuara nga organizmat ndërkombëtare dhe proceset integruese për Shqipërinë.
In this framework of a considerable lack of transparency measures, TIA calls on public institutions and rule of law agencies in Albania to undertake concrete reforms in the fight against corruption and implement the obligations of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption. The implementation of legal framework should be reflected as a practice of transparency in day-by-day government activities and must mean more than the passing of new standards and laws. We call on the governance leadership to react responsibly in this situation created in the country and to reflect rigorously for the reformation of public administration, independent institutions and the independent investigation of corruption. TIA appeals for a clear political will of the major political actors to fully address the standards required by the international organisms and the processes of EU integration for Albania. The culture of impunity for penal acts and corruption cases of high officials has been a strong influence in the decrease of public trust and their negative perceptions for the weakness of government institutions referring to corruption.
This year Transparency International has updated the methodology for the Corruption Perceptions Index 2012.To reflect this the Corruption Perceptions Index is presented on a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).
Transparency International is the leading civil society organization in the global fight against corruption.
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