ArmInfo.Armenian Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan reacted to the rating data of Armenia in the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index. So, on his Facebook page, Avinyan, in particular, wrote: "We have achieved breakthrough results in the fight against corruption, which is also recorded by the international community."
He stated that according to the results of the reputable organization Transparency International, Armenia improved its position in terms of perception of corruption by rising from 35 points to 42 points, as a result, the country's position in the ranking improved by 28 units, as a result of which Armenia is from the 105th line (2018 year) climbed to the 77th.
"This not only means that we have achieved serious and visible results in overcoming systemic corruption, but also that we have created a more favorable and anti-corruption business environment for local businessmen and foreign investors. As a result of intensive work in this direction, we expect that Armenia will become a pioneer in the fight against corruption in the region, "Avinyan summed up.
The so-called Transparency Index of Corruption Perception is compiled on the basis of surveys of experts and entrepreneurs who annually conduct various international organizations around the world. Among them are the World Bank, the American Freedom House and Global Insight, the German Bertelsmann Foundation, the British Economist Intelligence Unit, the Swiss International Institute for Business Development and others. These studies analyze certain aspects - investment risks, freedom of speech, standard of living, but one way or another address corruption issues.
The countries with the maximum 100 or even 90 points, the study did not reveal. The best results have traditionally been shown by New Zealand, Denmark (87 points), Finland (86), Switzerland, Singapore and Sweden (85). Also in the ten most "clean" in the corruption respect of countries - Norway, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Germany. Closing the rating is Somalia's Transparency (9 points), South Sudan (12) and Syria (13).
Among the post-Soviet countries, Russia scored (28 points), Estonia (74 points), Lithuania (60), Latvia and Georgia (56 each), Belarus (45), Kazakhstan (34), Moldova (32), Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine ( by 30), Tajikistan, Uzbekistan (25 each) and Turkmenistan (19).
This year, when compiling the index, Transparency also analyzed the relationship between perceptions of corruption and political integrity in each country. It is about how much the political system is influenced by interested parties and how fully it takes into account the opinion of all possible public actors. The organization concluded that good indicators of the corruption perception index are characteristic of countries where stricter campaign finance rules are in place and political consultations with the participation of representatives of the public and business are widely used. Poor indicators are inherent in countries where "the most important representatives of politics, the public and business are not involved in the process of political decision-making".