Dominica dropped three points on the Global Corruption Index from #45 in 2018 to #48 in 2019 which means that it is perceived as less corrupt now than before.
The index offers an annual snapshot of the relative degree of corruption by ranking countries and territories from all over the globe. The 2019 report draws on 13 surveys and expert assessments to measure perceived public sector corruption in 180 countries and territories, giving each a score from zero (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).
In 2018, Dominica was at 57 on the scale ranking #45 out of 180 countries.
In 2019, the island ranked #48 out of 180 countries and 55 on the scale.
The closer a country’s score is to 100, the higher they will appear on the index. Countries such as New Zealand and Denmark ranked at the top of the index with a score of 87 ranking #1.
The Bahamas, Barbados and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ranked higher than Dominica’s #48 with a lower perceived corruption rating coming in at #29, #30 and #39 respectively.
St Lucia tied with Dominica for the same score and rank for 2019 while Grenada ranked #51, Cuba #60, Jamaica #74, and Trinidad and Tobago ranked #85 out of 180 countries.
A higher rank means a high perceived corruption rate.
The 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index concludes that more than two-thirds of countries – along with many of the world’s most advanced economies – are stagnating or showing signs of backsliding in their anti-corruption efforts.