Today is International Anti-Corruption Day, which is observed in over 100 countries around the world. Corruption cases are investigated and prosecuted by Transparency International (TI), which is an international non-governmental organization (NGO).
When it comes to fighting corruption, Nepal is ranked 117th in the world according to the Transparency International 2020 anti-corruption index, which measures how well nations combat corruption. A Transparency International investigation found that Nepal is the world’s third most corrupt country, trailing only Pakistan and Afghanistan in terms of public sector corruption.
Similar to this, Nepal’s position in South Asia is only marginally better than that of Pakistan and Afghanistan. World Factbook ranks Pakistan at 124th and Afghanistan at 165th in terms of population size and population density.
Bhutan, which is ranked 24th on Transparency International’s list of the least corrupt countries in South Asia, is the least corrupt country in the region. Bhutan is also the least corrupt country in the world.