Transparency International issued annual report Corruption Perceptions Index 2010.
Armenia is ranked 123, while Azerbaijan and Ukraine – 134. Georgia was included in top 100 (68).
Baltic states showed the best indicators among post-Soviet countries: Estonia – 26, Lithuania – 46 and Latvia - 59.
The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) ranks countries according to perception of corruption in the public sector. The CPI is an aggregate indicator that combines different sources of information about corruption, making it possible to compare countries. The 2010 CPI draws on different assessments and business opinion surveys carried out by independent and reputable institutions1. It captures information about the administrative and political aspects of corruption.
The 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index shows that nearly three quarters of the 178 countries in the index score below five, on a scale from 10 (highly clean) to 0 (highly corrupt). These results indicate a serious corruption problem.